John Keane

2015 | Main Prize Winner

Keane’s paintings draw on images from the great Stalinist terror of the 1930s. They are sourced from mug shots of arrested victims (some well-known, some anonymous) at a time when no-one was safe from accusation of sabotage, betrayal or political deviation. Keane has since exhibited his work at The Imperial War Museum, London; Royal Summer Exhibition, London; Manchester Art Gallery; Flowers Gallery, New York and Royal Academy of Art, London.