Artist of the Year
|Artist of the Year|
|Also known as||Portrait Artist of the Year|
Landscape Artist of the Year
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||10|
|No. of episodes||90|
|Running time||60 minutes (inc. adverts)|
|Production company||Storyvault Films|
|Original network||Sky Arts|
|Original release||5 November 2013 –|
Through several rounds of regional competitions in different parts of the UK professional and amateur artists are challenged to produce a landscape/portrait of one of three famous sitters. The winning artist of each round, selected by three judges, advances to the semifinal and then to the final, which are filmed at the National Portrait Gallery. The winner receives a £10,000 commission to paint a famous personality and the picture becomes part of a national gallery. The show is produced by London and Glasgow-based independent production company Storyvault Films. It is presented by the UK TV personalities Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan. Series 1 to 5 were presented by Frank Skinner.
The judges are the British art historian, curator and arts broadcaster Kate Bryan, head of contemporary art at the Fine Art Society, Kathleen Soriano, director of exhibitions at the Royal Academy, and portrait/landscape painter Tai-Shan Schierenberg.
|Series||Start date||End date||Episodes||Title||Winner||Commission|
|1||5 Nov 2013||10 Dec 2013||6||Portrait||Nick Lord|
|2||4 Nov 2014||23 Dec 2014||8||Portrait||Christian Hook||Alan Cumming|
|3||6 Oct 2015||1 Dec 2015||9||Landscape||Nerine McIntyre||Flatford Mill|
|4||11 Oct 2016||6 Dec 2016||9||Landscape||Richard Allen||Petworth Park|
|5||24 Jan 2017||21 Mar 2017||9||Portrait||Gareth Reid||Graham Norton|
|6||18 Oct 2017||10 Dec 2017||9||Landscape||Tom Voyce||Firefly, Noël Coward's Jamaican residence|
|7||16 Jan 2018||27 Mar 2018||11||Portrait||Samira Addo||Kim Cattrall|
|8||16 Oct 2018||11 Dec 2018||9||Landscape||Jen Gash||Commission for the Imperial War Museum|
|9||12 Feb 2019||23 Apr 2019||11||Portrait||Duncan Shoosmith||Tom Jones|
|10||15 Oct 2019||10 Dec 2019||9||Landscape||Fujiko Rose||The opportunity to paint Venice|
|11||21 Jan 2020||24 Mar 2020||11||Portrait||Christabel Blackburn||Nile Rogers|
|12||14 Oct 2020||16 Dec 2020||11||Portrait||Curtis Holder||Carlos Acosta|
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- "Jen Gash named Landscape Artist of the Year". Gazette. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
- Moore, Joanne (17 April 2019). "Artist wins £50,000 but singer loses out". The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
- "Portrait Artist Of The Year winner revealed". Evening Express. Press Association. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
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