The Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ 2021 Annual Exhibition
In gallery 6-15 May 2021
Celebrating the best in contemporary portraiture
Walk through the exhibition with our virtual tourEnjoy, not only the quality of the art but also some well-known characters.
Each of the 200 portraits is a work of art. It has been chosen on its merit by our portrait painters making this a showcase of the best of current portraiture.
This year there was a mini-theme of Childhood, and The RP Award will be presented for the best portrait on this theme. Other awards included The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture, worth £10,000, and The William Lock Portrait Prize of £20,000. Discover the prize-winners.
The selection of work on display, both from its members and from the open section, makes it the perfect destination for those wishing to commission a portrait. The individuals portrayed span every age and every field of human activity. Portraiture is a fascinating barometer of current trends and holds a mirror up to nature in reflecting life in contemporary Britain.
The Mall, by Trafalgar Square, London