The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture is sponsored by Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE OC and the Ondaatje Foundation, this generous prize of £10,000 plus the Society’s Gold Medal is awarded for the most distinguished portrait of the year.
The Prize was launched in 1995 and took the form of a commission to paint H.M. The Queen, for the Society. From 1996, the Prize has taken the form of a cheque in addition to the Society’s.
The 2020 winner is Liu Shuang for the portrait ‘Woman In-Städtische Galerie‘
View winning portraits from previous years below.
PREVIOUS ONDAATJE PRIZE FOR PORTRAITURE WINNERS
2009 – Anastasia Pollard RP
2008 – James Lloyd RP
2007 – Tom Coates RP
2006 – Saied Dai RP
2005 – John Wonnacott RP
2004 – Howard Morgan RP
2002 – Martin Yeoman