Author(s): Richard McClure; Christopher Baker
The BP Portrait Award, now in its thirtieth year, is one of Britain's most prestigious art prizes, and is the leading showcase for artists throughout the world specialising in portraiture.
In 201 7 more than 230 ,000 people visited the exhibition based on the competition open to all artists aged eighteen and over from around the world.
The catalogue features around forty-eight works from an international list of artists, which together display a diverse range of styles and painterly techniques. It also includes an essay, an illustrated interview with the previous year's Travel Award winner and interviews with the prizewinners by Richard McClure, which give further insight into the artists behind the portraits.