Portrait of Film Director Stephen Frears Acquired by the National Portrait Gallery

May 24, 2016

Stephen Frears – The Film Director

We are pleased to announce that CG’s portrait of the renowned film director Stephen Frears has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery as part of its Primary Collection.

Painted during 2013-14, Stephen Frears’ portrait was one of sixteen new paintings on display during the artist’s solo exhibition, Portraits from Life, at the National Portrait Gallery in 2014.

This is the second of CG’s paintings in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection; the first, of Dame Cicely Saunders, was commissioned as part of the BP Portrait Award First Prize, won by the artist in 2002.

To see CG’s portrait of Stephen Frears, visit Room 32 of the National Portrait Gallery’s 20th Century galleries.