Unlike other portrait exhibitions, this exhibition is rigorously selected by professional portrait painters who themselves have been elected by their peers to their Society. It forms a showcase of recent portraiture with over 200 portraits by over 100 artists. This extraordinary cohort of work also provides a one-stop shop for those who may wish to commission a portrait.
This year there is a special display of works by students from five Scottish art schools. Each art-school was invited to nominate one student for inclusion in this year’s Annual Exhibition.
We are also showing a historic painting ‘Lillie Langtry. The Dean’s Daughter’ by the early member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, G F Watts, to celebrate next year’s extra show at the Watts Gallery.
Come and spot some famous faces from music, theatre, and politics, among the portraits.
Why not enhance your experience by coming during one of our demonstrations and talks?
Image: Michael Taylor ‘The photographer with Seated Girl’
(By invitation only)
9 May 2019
Open until 7pm on Tuesday 14 and 21 May
£4, £3 with National Art Pass,
See our events tab for all the events during this exhibition
Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s
24 May 2019
The Mall, by Trafalgar Square, London