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Portrait Artist of the Year 

Artists around the UK come together to compete for who has the best original celebrity portrait.
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Series cast summary:
Kate Bryan Kate Bryan ...  Self - Judge 70 episodes, 2013-2020
Tai Shan Schierenberg Tai Shan Schierenberg ...  Self - Judge 70 episodes, 2013-2020
Kathleen Soriano Kathleen Soriano ...  Self - Judge 70 episodes, 2013-2020
Joan Bakewell Joan Bakewell ...  Self - Presenter 59 episodes, 2013-2020
Frank Skinner ...  Self - Presenter 35 episodes, 2013-2018
Stephen Mangan ...  Self - Presenter 35 episodes, 2018-2020
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In this TV series amateur and professional portrait artist from around the UK compete for a £10,000 commission to paint a celebrity and to have their portrait included in the national gallery. The series starts with several heats in which 9 artists split up in groups of three each paint a different celebrity in front of a backdrop inspired by a famous painter. From each regional round 1 artist moves on to the half finals, from which only three move on to the finals. Written by Rpil

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 23 January 2018 (2018) See more »

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
22 March 2018 | by nesskimoSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoy watching this programme; it is fascinating to watch each artist's work evolve and thrilling to view the three finalists work on their commission pieces. However, I am in agreement with Frank Skinner in my tendency to disagree with the judges. I'm becoming increasingly frustrated with their decision making and choices, particularly when selecting the overall winner. 2018 is a perfect example; there were were two clearly strong, talented artists who produced exemplary portraits that literally took my breath away. As usual, the weakest portrait and accompanying commission piece was chosen. What's more, the selection of mediocre artwork is becoming too predictable. It's disheartening!


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2013 (UK) See more »

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GBP1,000,000 (estimated)
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