Wednesday 3 August 2022 04:51 AM Portrait of Samuel Johnson wins the Archibald Prize people's choice award trends now

Wednesday 3 August 2022 04:51 AM Portrait of Samuel Johnson wins the Archibald Prize people's choice award trends now
Wednesday 3 August 2022 04:51 AM Portrait of Samuel Johnson wins the Archibald Prize people's choice award trends now

Wednesday 3 August 2022 04:51 AM Portrait of Samuel Johnson wins the Archibald Prize people's choice award trends now

Portrait of Samuel Johnson WINS the Archibald Prize people's choice award after the actor and charity campaigner sat for artist Jeremy Eden while he was recovering from a near-fatal car crash

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Artist Jeremy Eden has won the Archibald Prize People's Choice Award with a portrait of actor and philanthropist Samuel Johnson.

A record 35,268 gallery goers voted in the 2022 award, the highest number since the prize was first offered in 1988.

Eden said he was ecstatic to win the popular vote in his second consecutive year as an Archibald finalist.

Artist Jeremy Eden has won the Archibald Prize People's Choice Award with a portrait of actor and philanthropist Samuel Johnson

Artist Jeremy Eden has won the Archibald Prize People's Choice Award with a portrait of actor and philanthropist Samuel Johnson 

'It's been life changing... I just hope I can grow with it and be one of those people that's here every year,' he told AAP.

Even being a finalist has meant more commissions, and he hopes Wednesday's win will lead to gallery representation.

'I went from being an emerging artist

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