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Film Legends Collection

Lincoln Townley is, perhaps, most famous for his ICONS – portraits of the world’s greatest stars such as Sir Michael Caine, Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Prince, Lionel Richie, John Cleese, Jodie Foster, David Bowie, and Jack Nicholson to name a few, which have earned him an international reputation for being able to portray the creative power of these iconic figures. He is the artist the stars want to work with, and was chosen as Artist-in-Residence for the 2015 BAFTA LA Britannia Awards where he painted the six Honorees. Townley continues to be their artist in residence. In 2016 BAFTA LA commissioned the artist for a second year to create portraits of their Britannia Award honorees Samuel L Jackson, Ang Lee, Jodie Foster, Ewan McGregor, Felicity Jones and Ricky Gervais.

Townley continues in 2017 as BAFTA LA resident artist for his third year. Over the past five years the ICONS have evolved, and so has the thinking behind them: “I wanted to start to put together a collection of ‘Film Legends’, so I have been looking at Hollywood stars who have been entertaining the masses for over fifty years. This new collection will include acting royalty Michael Caine, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro… and the latest star to hit one of my canvases, the one and only Gene Hackman.”

This collection will be launched in Manchester during July, the location will be announced during June.

In my opinion you’re the next Andy Warhol.

– Sir Michael Caine