Portrait Artist of the Year

Portrait Artist of the Year is hosted by UK TV personalities Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner; an esteemed group of judges travel across the Europe in search of a new star in the art world. Each episode features a regional competition where artists are shortlisted and challenged to produce a portrait of one of three famous sitters. At the end of each round, the judges select an artist to go to the semifinal. The finalists will have their work displayed at the world-famous National Portrait Gallery in London and the winner will receive a £10,000 commission to paint a portrait which will become part of the permanent collection at the British Library.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom Sky Arts (2013 - now)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Reality

Official site: skyartsartistoftheyear.tv

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Episode 2

Episode 5x02; Feb 19, 2019

Model David Gandy and actors Ashley Walters and Anne Reid strike a pose as nine more hopefuls bid to paint their way to the semi-final. Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan host.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
5x02: Episode 2Feb 19, 2019
5x01: Episode 1Feb 12, 2019
4x11: Kim CattrallMar 20, 2018
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