BP portrait award announces winner

Detail from Girl in a Liberty Dress by Clara Drummond, winner of the BP portrait award 2016. Photograph: Clara Drummond/NPG/PA

Scottish-born artist Clara Drummond has won the 2016 BP portrait award, The Guardian reports. Having previously been shortlisted for the 2013 and 2014 award, the artist will this year receive £30,000 for her painting Girl in a Liberty Dress. Along with the prize money, Drummond will be given a commission worth £5,000 to be decided upon by the National Portrait Gallery trustees. The second and third prizes were received by Chinese artist Bo Wang (£10,000) and Benjamin Sullivan (£8,000), respectively. Jamie Coreth won the BP Young Artist Award of £7,000 for his painting Dad Sculpting Me.

The judges this year included:
Nicholas Cullinan, Director, National Portrait Gallery (Chair)
Christopher Baker, Director, Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Alan Hollinghurst, Writer
Sarah Howgate, Contemporary Curator, National Portrait Gallery
Jenny Saville, Artist
Des Violaris, Director, UK Arts & Culture, BP

22 June 2016