Aleah Chapin Wins BP Portrait Award
The BP Portrait Award's prestigious first prize was won by 26-year-old Brooklyn-based artist Aleah Chapin, for her large-scale nude portrait of a family friend.
The portrait can be seen at the National Portrait Gallery from Thursday 21 June when the BP Portrait Award 2012 exhibition opens to the public.
Fans of the New York Academy of Art on Franklin Street in Tribeca, the center for traditional figure painting and sculpture long championed by Andy Warhol, are quick to note that Chapin is a recent graduate the school’s MFA program.
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