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Ben Ryan

Ben Ryan a portrait artist based in Sydney, Australia. His work is grounded in the classical tradition and he has studied painting at both the Julian Ashton Art School and the Florence Academy of Art.

In his work, Ben aims to engage with a lineage of Australian portrait artists while also imbuing his pictures with light effects most closely associated with the Dutch Golden Age of art.

Qualifications & Career Highlights

Finalist, Kennedy Art Prize, 2019

Finalist, Naked & Nude Art Prize, 2019

Finalist, Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award, 2019

Semi-Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, 2018

Finalist, AME Bale Painting Prize, 2018

Winner, Every Boardroom Needs an Artist Art Prize, 2017