Daphne Todd

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Daphne Todd OBE (born 1947) is an English artist who was the first female President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters from 1994–2000,[1] and who won the BP Portrait Award 2010 with a painting of her 100-year-old mother's corpse.[2]

She studied at the Slade 1964-71. In 1983 she won 2nd prize in what is now the BP Portrait Award, and in 1984 a "special commendation". She was elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1985. She became a Freeman of the City of London in 1997 and received an Hon. Doctorate of Arts from De Montfort University in 1998.

In 2001 she won the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture and the Gold Medal, and was awarded an OBE.[1]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Royal Society of Portrait Painters CV
  2. ^ Painting of artist's mother aged 100 wins BP Portrait Award Daily Telegraph 23-Jun-2010