Contemporary Portrait Artists

modern portrait artists

Throughout the ages, the traditional genre was designated for painting religious dignitaries and royalty.

modern portrait artists

The area’s top artists would have been commissioned to produce works of art that were meant to portray the “real essence” of their sitters. 

modern portrait artists to know


Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992)


Chuck Close (1940 – 2021)


Elizabeth Peyton (1965 – Present)


Jonathan Yeo (1970 – Present)


Kehinde Wiley  (1977 – Present)