Jonathan Yeo

Jonathan Yeo taught himself to paint in his early twenties and carved out a career in the 90s painting pop stars, royalty and Russian mafia

Jonathan Yeo has always been known to the art world, but his controversial portrait of Tony Blair with a blood-red poppy in 2007 gained him wide-spread recognition. Since then he has become one of the most eminent portrait painters of his generation…

Opinions on the route Yeo follows are divided. The National Portrait Gallery describes Yeo’s work as a combination of “photographic realism and a painterly touch”, Dennis Hopper describes it as “timeless and exquisite”... and the US Republican party calls it “extremely distasteful”

Jonathan Yeo Blue Period

Famous portraiture artist Jonathan Yeo shows a new collection of work inspired by his George W Bush porn collage. Yeo's new series of collages may look like painterly works of art but after a close inspection you'll find a few surprises...

Famous portraiture artist Jonathan Yeo shows a new collection of work inspired by his George W Bush porn collage. Yeo's new series of collages may look like painterly works of art but after a close inspection you'll find a few surprises...

6 June - 18 July 2008


See also

Jonathan Yeo's Website

Why not check out the artist's official website for more news on what they are up to? Or you can scroll across to view videos, press articles, related exhibitions and more...

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26 September 2017

Group show Still Here, A Decade Of Lazarides

In February 2016, Lazarides will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a group exhibition from the gallery's most celebrated and pioneering...
12 February - 24 March 2016

Jonathan Yeo’s Powerful Prints Inaugurate Lazarides Editions

The show, “Jonathan Yeo: The Print Retrospective,” reunites over 30 of the artist’s limited editions, from never-before-seen portraits to prints created especially for the retrospective.
Artsy, 20 Nov 2014

Jonathan Yeo Unveils A Little Too Much Of Silvio Berlusconi

Lazarides Editions will be presenting their inaugural exhibition, a print retrospective by portrait artist Jonathan Yeo.
Artlyst, 18 Nov 2014

The person behind the portrait

CNN's One to Watch meets British portrait artist Jonathan Yeo and finds out who he thinks are two exciting new artists.
CNN, 10 Oct 2014

Jonathan Yeo Masterclass

Master portrait artist Jonathan Yeo explains how he paints a portrait in six second Vines.
CNN, 2 Oct 2014

Damien Hirst's portrait by Jonathan Yeo is an 'ironic reflection'

Six-foot-tall painting of Hirst in a chemical protection suit is the centrepiece of Yeo's exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
The Guardian, 31 Jul 2014

Jonathan Yeo Gets Under The Skin

He has painted intimate portraits of two prime ministers, royalty and a host of celebrities. Now Yeo's going one better, with a study of cosmetic surgery patients. He explains all.
Patrick Barkham, The Guardian, 5 Dec 2011

Group show The Minotaur

We are delighted to announce our return to The Old Vic Tunnels this year from 10th until 25th October. Countering...
11 - 25 October 2011

Group show Hell's Half Acre

Launching the 12th October, Lazarides in collaboration with The Old Vic Tunnels invites you to our newest off-site exhibition, Hell's...
12 - 17 October 2010

Jonathan Yeo Porn in the USA

Jonathan Yeo is celebrated for his portraiture of famous figures, a technique that began with oil painting and has evolved...
9 July - 8 August 2010

Group show Grow Up

Lazarides are proud to announce the opening of our new flagship gallery, The Rathbone. To celebrate we are throwing a...
15 May - 25 June 2009

Group Show The Outsiders, New York

Remember Antony Micallef’s Los Angeles debut in 2007? Well, Lazarides are now coming to the big apple to showcase a...
26 September - 26 October 2008

Jonathan Yeo Blue Period

Jonathan Yeo, leading painter of the glitterati and politicians of our time, will present a series of new works, inspired...
6 June - 18 July 2008
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