Aidan Crotty | Winner, Zurich Portrait Prize 2020

Oil portrait of boy seated with eyes closed and head tilted slightly up
Aidan Crotty, Portrait of a Boy, Morning (detail), 2020. © Aidan Crotty.Credit

Meet the winner of the Zurich Portrait Prize 2020

In this short video, below, Aidan Crotty offers us a glimpse behind the scenes into his studio and practice, and tells us a bit about his winning portrait, Portrait of a Boy, Morning.

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Zurich Portrait Prize 2020

Aidan Crotty, Winner



The aim of the Zurich Portrait Prize is to showcase and encourage interest in contemporary portraiture, and to raise the profile of the long-standing and constantly evolving National Portrait Collection at the National Gallery of Ireland.

The annual competition is open to artists living on the island of Ireland, and Irish artists living abroad. The winner will receive a cash prize of €15,000, and a commission worth €5,000 to create a work for inclusion in the National Portrait Collection.

Details of how to enter this year's competition will be announced this spring, so keep an eye on our website and social media channels, or sign up for our newsletter.