Sir Nicholas Penny - Illustration Award
Sir Nicholas Penny - Illustration Award

Sir Nicholas Penny was Director of the National Gallery, London from 2008 to 2015.  Other positions have included lecturer in art history at the University of Manchester, Keeper of the Department of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford,  Clore Curator of Renaissance Painting at the National Gallery London,  and Senior Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.  He is the author of many books and articles on both painting and sculpture, including Raphael (with Roger Jones), Taste and the Antique (with Francis Haskell) and The Materials of Sculpture.