Portraiture

The forgotten faces of American art: Lacma surveys 200 years of Black portraiture

An exhibition 'showcasing Black subjects as powerful, beautiful and complex' includes works by and of the greatest Black talents of the last two centuries

Rossetti paints us a (sometimes not so) pretty picture in exhibition devoted to artist's portraits

Alongside famous Pre-Raphaelite depictions of swoony, pillow-haired beauties are paintings of friends, family and fellow artists on show at the Holburne Museum

Art campaign shows the many sides of mental illness

The Florida-based artist Ian Woods has created layered portraits of mental health advocates

Prizesnews

Artist Gary Hume says National Portrait Gallery should 'bite the bullet' and cut ties with oil giant BP

Fuel company's decision to withdraw from the BP Portrait Award judging panel was a missed opportunity to end sponsorship relationship, artist believes

National Portrait Gallery acquires 20 works from collecting couple

Ian and Annette Cumming set out to commission likenesses of people who would remain renowned

Booksnews

Landscapes, friends, family and photographs

Four books examine John Singer Sargent’s work outside the public eye

Why Churchill missed the cut in Thatcher’s No. 10 rehang

Archives reveal the Iron Lady’s decisive views on the portraits of Great Britons that she wanted for Downing Street