Commissioning portraits is at the heart of what we do. Not only does a commission support the portrait artist but it also contributes to the legacy of portraiture for the future.
Our 2017 portrait exhibition at Mall Galleries, London, displayed over 200 works by nearly 150 different artists each of whom had been selected on the merit of their work, either as a Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters or as one of the best works selected from the open entry of some 2,000 works. During the exhibition our commissions consultants were present in the gallery and many of the artists received enquiries about commissioned portraits.
We logged the number of enquiries each artist got and these are the artists that were most enquired after during the 2017 exhibition…
The top portrait painters 2017