Six Academy Presidents (Gallus Gallus with Still Life and Presidents)

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The commissioning of this painting coincided with the British Academy’s centenary in 2002, and depicts the six Presidents of the Academy who were then living. The painting won the NPG/BP Portrait Award in 2001. Left to right, the painting shows: Lord Quirk (President, 1985–1989), Quain Professor of English Language and Literature, University College London where he was also Director of the Survey of English Usage. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of London. Sir Anthony Kenny (President, 1989–1993), Master of Balliol College, Oxford, and Warden of Rhodes House. He is an historian of philosophy. Sir Tony Wrigley (President, 1997–2001), one of the founders of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.

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Six Academy Presidents (Gallus Gallus with Still Life and Presidents)




oil on linen


H 167 x W 147.5 cm

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commissioned, 2001

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