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Stuart Pearson Wright, a British painter working in a figurative tradition, studied at Slade School of Fine Art. In 1998 Pearson Wright won the BP travel award from which a commission to paint the past presidents of the Royal Academy came which went on to win first prize in the BP Portrait Award 2001. On her election in 1987 Diane Abbott became the first black woman Member of Parliament. Tony Banks MP, Chairman of The Speaker's Advisory Committee on Art, said at the unveiling on 10 May 2004, 'This will prove to be an historic portrait of a contemporary Member of Parliament.
oil on linen
H 71.2 x W 50.8 cm