Congratulations to the Prize Winners of the
Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Annual Exhibition 2023!
The William Lock Portrait Prize
Saied Dai ‘Charlotte’
£20,000 for the most timeless portrait with a real feeling for paint and its aesthetic potential.
The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture
Toby Wiggins ‘Hedgelayer’
£10,000 plus the Society’s Gold Medal awarded for the most distinguished portrait in the Society’s annual exhibition.
The RP Award
Zac Lee ’Sunday Afternoon’
£2,000 will be awarded to the artist whose work best represents the year’s chosen theme – which for 2023 is ‘Clothing’.
The RP prize for Best Small Portrait
Carles Belda Roman ’Study of Something Never Ends’
A prize of £2,000 for the best small portrait in the exhibition, measuring not more than 38 x 30.5 cm (15 x 12 inches) unframed.
The de Laszlo foundation Award
Phoebe-Louise Stewart Carter ‘Self Portrait in the Winter’
£3,000 plus a Silver Medal for the most outstanding portrait by an artist aged 35 years or under.
The Raw Umber studios Award
Simon Davis ‘Warren Ellis’
£2,000 awarded for the most exciting contemporary portraiture through the intersection of technical and creative expression.
The Smallwood Architects Prize
Martyn Harris ‘Paul’s Emporium’
£1,000 for a portrait in which architectural or interior features play an important part.