Huge congratulations to Old Boy Charlie Schaffer (OH 2010) who has won the prestigious BP Portrait Award 2019 with his portrait “Imara in her winter coat”. The judging panel said that Charlie’s portrait was a skilful piece. They commented that a “combination of several different textures including faux fur, hair and skin are revealed by prolonged looking and together these produce an image that is traditional, but clearly contemporary”.
This is the first time that Charlie has been selected for the BP Portrait Award Exhibition, he has previously won the Brian Botting Prize ‘for an outstanding representation of the human figure’ three times.
You can read more about Charlie’s portrait and the other finalists by clicking here.
The exhibition runs from 13 June to 20 October 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery.