Portrait painting is inherently difficult and requires a unique understanding of and sensitivity to the sitter. This practical book considers the historical context of portrait painting and its contemporary practice. Written by a professional portrait painter, it describes the intricacies of making a portrait not just for the technically minded but also for those who are interested in a painter's perspective on the role and importance of portraiture.
Painting Portraits by Anthony Connolly
About the author
Anthony Connolly studied Fine Art at Goldsmith's College. In 2004 he won the prestigious Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing. In 2009, at the exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, he won the Changing Faces Prize and was elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy and with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
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