We are delighted to present the first part of our 2020 annual exhibition online. There will be new works added over the coming weeks until May.

There is always so much to enjoy in this exhibition, from the faces depicted in the portraits, both famous and unfamiliar, to the wide variety of high-quality paintings. It is a celebration of the very best in contemporary portraiture nationally and internationally.

Unlike other portrait exhibitions, it is rigorously selected by professional portrait painters who themselves have been elected by their peers to the Society. It is one of the world’s most extensive contemporary portrait exhibitions forming a showcase of some 200 works.

This extraordinary cohort of work also provides a one-stop shop for those who may wish to commission a portrait. Our Commissions Consultant, Annabel Elton,  will remain available online.

The original May dates of the exhibition have not proved possible but we hope to reschedule. For updates please subscribe to our Newsletter or follow us on social media.


Image: Frances Bell ‘Katie’ ‘

Image of a half length portrait by Frances Bell which will be in the 2020 RSPP Annual Exhibition


Mall Galleries

The Mall, by Trafalgar Square, London