Daphne Todd Wins BP Portrait Award 2010 for Her Painting of Her Dead Mother

A Painting of London's Mayor Boris Johnson by artist Helen Masacz displayed, during an exhibition of paintings in oil, tempera or acrylic, at the annual Portrait Award,  in central London's National Portrait Gallery - AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

LONDON.- The winner of the BP Portrait
Award 2010
was announced at the National Portrait Gallery. In a record-breaking
year for
entries, the prestigious first prize was won by 63-year-old artist
Daphne Todd.
Her winning portrait, Last Portrait of Mother, is a devotional study of
her dead
mother. Daphne Todd wins £25,000 and a commission, at the National
Portrait
Gallery Trustees’ discretion, worth £4,000. The portrait can be seen at
the
National Portrait Gallery from Thursday 24 June when the BP Portrait
Award 2010
exhibition opens to the public.