BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2017 - Selected Artists
Marco Ventura has been selected for the BP Portrait Award exhibition. This year 2,580 artists entered portraits for the BP Portrait Award - but only 53 from 87 countries were selected for the 2017 Exhibition of the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery this summer.
The BP Portrait Award 2017 represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting.There were 2,580 entries from all over the world the judging panel then reduced this number to their selection of the final 53 for the exhibition (representing 2% of the total number of entries).
The artist Marco Ventura was born in Milan, Italy in 1963 and comes from an artistic family. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Brera in Milan and later at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Since 1988 he has been working as a freelance illustrator for many advertising companies and international publishers and magazines. He has received several awards, including two silver medals from the American Society of Illustrators, feature articles on his work have been published on Novum, 3x3 and Communication Arts. He designed and illustrated stamps for the British Royal Mail, the Vatican State and the Republic of San Marino.
Ventura lives in Milan, Italy with his wife and their three children.
A limited edition print version of his painting S. at the End of Summer is now available.