The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world from the 16th century to the present day. Founded in 1856, the aim of the National Portrait Gallery is ‘to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and … to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media’.
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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading competition to celebrate and promote the...
12 Nov 2015 - 21 Feb 2016
The National Portrait Gallery of London presents a solo exhibition by William Eggleston.
21 Jul 2016 - 23 Oct 2016
“Picasso Portraits” at the National Portrait Gallery focuses on the great Pablo Picasso’s portraits...
06 Oct 2016 - 05 Feb 2017
Gillian Wearing & Claude Cahun
The National Portrait Gallery showcases a new exhibition featuring works of the British contemporary...
09 Mar 2017 - 28 May 2017
BP Portrait Award 2019
Aimed at encouraging artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work, the BP Portrait Award,...
13 Jun 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels
Featuring a selection of key portraits include Kurt Cobain, Liam Gallagher, Frida Kahlo, Napoleon, Queen...
03 Oct 2019 - 05 Jan 2020