We are pleased to announce that on the 20th March 2016 The Museum of National History, at Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark, opened the largest ever exhibition of Jonathan Yeo’s work to date. The show includes several new paintings, alongside many of the best known works from his 25 year career, and is the first retrospective by a British artist at the museum.
The first official portrait of the former Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, commissioned by the Museum of National History, was unveiled at the Castle, and now hangs in the exhibition until it closes on the 30th June. This painting of Demark’s first ever female PM will eventually join the museum’s permanent collection of historic portraits. The formal opening ceremony included speeches from the Museum's Director, Mette Skougaard, the British Ambassador to Denmark, and Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the NPG London.
Jonathan Yeo has been collaborating with the actor and model Cara Delevingne on a series of portraits which were unveiled at Denmark's Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle, Copenhagen.
The show, which is the largest retrospective of Yeo's work to date and runs from 20 March till 30 June 2016, has two rooms solely dedicated to these new paintings created over the last eighteen months in the artist’s London studio.
Art imitates life as portrait of President Underwood is unveiled at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
A major new portrait of Kevin Spacey, in his role as House of Card’s President Francis Underwood, was unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. The portrait is a joint project between British artist Jonathan Yeo and the museum, which houses the only complete collection of Presidential portraits outside of the White House.