Samuel Johnson portrait win Archibald Prize People’s Choice
An emotional portrait of Samuel Johnson OAM has won the Archibald Prize 2022 ANZ People’s Choice award.
The portrait, painted by Jeremy Eden, shows a solemn looking Johnson holding a black and white photograph of his sister Connie.
“It’s an honour to have my painting chosen for this year’s ANZ People’s Choice award,” Jeremy said.
“This painting has been one I have been thinking about and wanting to make for 10 years. Sam is a storyteller at heart, and it was really important to find a way to share my own narrative while still capturing Sam’s character and emotion in the portrait.”
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“It is inspiring to see what Sam and the team at Love Your Sister have accomplished, having raised so much money for cancer research.”
“I’ve followed Sam’s journey with the charity for many years and it’s a privilege to be able to contribute in my own way. It is amazing to be a finalist in the Archibald Prize but knowing the painting has resonated with so many people makes the experience even more meaningful.”
Jeremy is also selling prints of his award-winning artwork, with 50% of the proceeds going to Sam’s charity ‘Love Your Sister’.
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