Guy is delighted to announce that his 2020 portrait of best selling author Dame Jaqueline Wilson has been acquired for the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. The work is exhibited in new Contemporary History Makers on the ground floor. He has also recently completed a portrait of Lady Augusta Gregory for the Long Room at Trinity College Dublin. The portrait was revealed to the public in February 2023. Reid was chosen along with 3 other international artists to produce busts of women who have marked academic history. You can see images of the Jacky Wilson portrait below and in the image gallery plus read more about the Trinity College project.
In 2023 Guy has completed two commissioned portraits of Pierre Diependaële, French actor, theatre director, author and his partner Louis Ziegler choreographer and cofounder with Diependaële of the Theatre du Marché aux Grains at Broxwiller, Strasbourg. Images can be seen on the Gallery pages of this site.´
At the end of 2022 Guy completed a commissioned portrait of French psychologist and writer Noëlle Maillet. The work can be seen on the sculpture page of this site. In 2021 he also finished a portrait of the French national heroine and living ´Florence Nightingale´ Geneviève de Galard, otherwise known as ´l’ange de Dien Bien Phu. Born in 1925, she has received the highest honours the French state can offer, Croix de guerre, Légion d’honneur, médaille Florence Nightingale and from the United States the Liberty Medal. The portrait was exhibited at the Society of Portrait Sculptors annual 2021 summer exhibition in London and was commended. You can see images the sculpture on the Sculptures page of this site.
During the Covid crisis, he created a series of intimate family portraits. Subjects include his daughter Pearl, his partner Andrew and his mother. In 2020 he completed a triptych self portrait, three identical sculptures in 22c gold leaf, white and natural wood entitled, I Resist, I Surrender, Accept. Images of these can be seen in the Image Gallery and in Recent Works. Guy has also created further 'Little Me' portraits including artist and friends Benoit and Sylvette Bonnmaison-Fitte. Their portrait won the best foreign exhibit at the FACE 2020 Society of Portrait Sculptors annual exhibition in London (see Image Gallery ). Reid has already done several couple portraits one of which you can see above.
Throughout the summer of 2019 Guy Reid exhibited at the Abbaye de Bonnefont, Nr. Toulouse in S.W. France. Amongst the works shown was his monumental relief, 'The Question is?', and his Christ Resurrected,(see Recent Exhibitions Page), last exhibited in the Chapel Royal at The Tower of London in 2016. Guy also exhibited two works last summer at the Centre de l'art Contemporaine, La Chapelle St. Jacques in S.W. France as part of their collectors exhibition.
In 2019 Guy was elected member of the Society of Portrait Sculptors for distinguished work in the field of portrait sculpture. In 2016 as a non member, he won the prestigious Society Prize for his first portrait of the author Dame Jaqueline Wilson. In 2019 he won the best foreign entry prize for his double portrait of Monsieur et Madam Bonnemaison-Fitte.
Published Monday 22nd of October 2018