Great to hear that our current exhibition star Gillian Wearing has been commissioned to create a statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett - the first sculpture of a woman, and the first by a woman, to stand in Parliament Square.
Great to hear that our current exhibition star Gillian Wearing has been

Statue of suffragist to break male monopoly on Parliament Square

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Robyn Travis
"He must be regarded as one of the truly great portraitists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries"

Curator Paul Moorhouse leads an in-depth tour of Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends in our new exhibition film.

Find out more about the exhibition here: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Directed by Miriam Perez/Gagosian; Produced by PerryDuke.
Mirtha Gutiérrez
Jan Royal
Gunilla George
As it's World Penguin Day, here's Ida Kar photographing penguins at London Zoo. Waddle you make of that?
As its World Penguin Day heres Ida Kar photographing penguins at London
Mary Olive
Tina Lucas-Varnfield
Mike Adamson
Award-winning, self-taught Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian will be in conversation with curator Vali Mahlouji at at the Gallery next month, part of Photo London.

More info and tickets: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Awardwinning selftaught Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian will be in conver
Pari Shahrokni
"I work with nature, although in completely new terms."

Happy birthday Bridget Riley! [ Ow.ly Link ]
"I work with nature although in completely new terms"
Heather Watters
Istvan Komlodi
Terry Swainsbury
William Shakespeare is thought to have been born in Stratford-upon-Avon on this day in 1564. The 'Chandos' portrait is the only portrait of the Bard that has a good claim to have been painted from life, and was the very first portrait to enter the Gallery's Collection. Discover how the painting might have originally looked in our short conservation film.
Aidan O Boyle
Suzanne McDougall
Patrick Mahoney
Happy St George's Day! Can you name the figures in this Gillray cartoon from 1805?
Happy St George's Day Can you name the figures in this Gillray cartoon from 1805
Eric Ladelpha
Benjamin Bartolomeu
Raúl C. Lemus
Novelist Charlotte Brontë was born on this day in 1816. Her publisher, George Smith, commissioned this portrait from artist George Richmond as a gift for her father, who saw in it 'strong indications of the genius of the author'. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Novelist Charlotte Brontë was born on this day in 1816 Her publisher
Zheng Jieying
Phyllis Lawrie
Kay Vinton
"Alone in my studio, working on my pictures, more than anything, I long to share my feelings."

Step inside Howard Hodgkin's studio and explore in 360°.
"Alone in my studio working on my pictures more than anything I long to share my feelings"
Gary Rogers
Graham Andrews
Mandy Mahil
We are pleased to reveal the three artists shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2017.

Congratulations to artists Thomas Ehretsmann, Benjamin Sullivan and Antony Williams.

Who would you like to see win First Prize?

Find out more about the shortlist here: [ Ow.ly Link ]
We are pleased to reveal the three artists shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2017
Lorinda Christine
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Ian Martin Wilgaus
In 1937, to escape the spread of Nazism in Europe, Claude Cahun and her partner Marcel Moore left France and moved to a house in St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey. When German forces invaded the island in 1940, Cahun and Moore produced counter-propaganda tracts in active resistance of the Occupation. They were arrested in the summer of 1944 and sentenced to death. Although the sentence was eventually...
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In 1937 to escape the spread of Nazism in Europe Claude Cahun
Pamela Megoran
Leo Alamares
Jean-Anne Charkham
Just passing time... Our new display explores the complex relationship between life, death and memory: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Just passing time Our new display explores the complex relationship between life
Sara Neill
Happy Easter! Here's actress Alice Delysia, celebrating winning the 2017 NPG Easter Bonnet competition.
Happy Easter Heres actress Alice Delysia celebrating winning the 2017 NPG Easter
Oliver Petrus
Kay Vinton
Cate Buxton
Revisit Howard Hodgkin's Desert Island Discs from 1994, with selections including Kurt Weill, the Andrews Sisters and a permanent supply of mayonnaise.
Revisit Howard Hodgkins Desert Island Discs from 1994 with selections including Kurt

Sir Howard Hodgkin, Desert Island Discs - BBC Radio 4

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The Gallery is open as usual this Easter weekend - take a look at what's on: [ Ow.ly Link ]
The Gallery is open as usual this Easter weekend take a look at what's on:

National Portrait Gallery

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Lindy Flowers
We're extremely excited to have acquired Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask'. In this work, Emin says, she offers herself in perpetuity as an enclosed specimen or museum display, literally transforming herself into an object for the scrutiny of generations to come. The portrait will go on display from Monday, accompanying our new Life, Death and Memory display: [ Ow.ly Link ]

The portrait has been...
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Were extremely excited to have acquired Tracey Emins Death Mask In this
Jessica Greenman
Stuart Parker
Cat Remmert
There is still time to purchase a Mystery Portrait Postcard, exclusively created for the 2017 Portrait Gala by artists and well-known individuals including Alex Katz, Sir Ian McKellen and Grayson Perry. See the full selection here: [ Ow.ly Link ]

We'll be revealing the identities of our mystery artists next Tuesday, 18 April...
There is still time to purchase a Mystery Portrait Postcard exclusively created
Kristina Wilde
Nichola Dyche
Kate Ferris
In her 'Spiritual Family' series, Gillian Wearing uses masks to explore the personas of her artistic heroes, including Andy Warhol and Diane Arbus. In this 2009 portrait, Wearing recreates herself as the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, an exact replica of his original 1988 self-portrait, taken just months before his death from an AIDS-related illness.

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In her Spiritual Family series Gillian Wearing uses masks to explore the
Pedro A. Figueredo
"And now he is gone, and there is no one to ask, just the paintings to speak for themselves. And speak they do. Their voices collide, tumble, whisper, sing, shout."

Read Jenny Uglow on Howard Hodgkin's portraits in the New York Review of Books.
And now he is gone and there is no one to ask

Howard Hodgkin: Paintings That Shout

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Graeme McWilliams
Civil engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in Portsmouth on this day in 1806. His greatest fame was as a designer of ocean-going steamships including the Great Eastern, whose massive chains he stands before in this famous photograph. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Civil engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in Portsmouth on this day
Andy Ashenhurst
John Cooper
Joanna Turner