Artist of the Year

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|2020 (Portrait, December)
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|Curtis Holder
|Curtis Holder
|2021 (Landscape)
|Ophelia Redpath

Revision as of 22:15, 5 March 2021



Joan Bakewell (and Frank Skinner from 2013-8 / Stephen Mangan from 2018-)


Judges: Kate Bryan, Tai-Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano


Storyvault Films for Sky Arts, 5 November 2013 to present


In the latest union of high and low culture, art critic Joan Bakewell and football fan Frank Skinner combine forces to find the best portrait painter in the country. The prize is £10,000, and a commission to paint the author Hilary Mantel for permanent display in the British Library.

Heats took place in a travelling marquee, with competitors depicting various celebrities who could sit still for four hours. The best artist in each heat went to Paris for mentoring, before producing a piece for the final.

After two years in the portrait shape, Sky rotated the canvas to produce Landscape Artist of the Year. Competitions ran in both orientations from 2017. Channel 4 bought the series in 2019, as part of a wider content-sharing deal with Sky.


2013 (Portrait) Nick Lord
2014 (Portrait) Christian Hook
2015 (Landscape) Nerine Tassie
2016 (Landscape) Richard Allen
2017 (Portrait) Gareth Reid
2017 (Landscape) Tom Voyce
2018 (Portrait) Samira Addo
2018 (Landscape) Jen Gash
2019 (Portrait) Duncan Shoosmith
2019 (Landscape) Fujiko Rose
2020 (Portrait, March) Christabel Blackburn
2020 (Portrait, December) Curtis Holder
2021 (Landscape) Ophelia Redpath

Theme music

Nick Harvey

Web links

Official site

Wikipedia entry


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