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 Said Dai for ‘A Portrait of the Artist’s Wife’

View winning portraits from previous years below.

PREVIOUS ONDAATJE PRIZE FOR PORTRAITURE  WINNERS

The 2020  winner is Liu Shuang for the portrait  ‘Woman In-Städtische Galerie

2020 Liu Shuang

2019 – Peter Kuhfeld

2018 – James Hague

2017 – Shawn McGovern

2016 – Lantian D.

2015 – Brian Morris

2014 – Jennifer McRae

2013 – Mark Roscoe

2012 – Antony Williams

2011 – Tai-Shan Schierenberg Hon RP

 

2010 – Robin-Lee Hall RP

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