Portrait art is created when artists turn their vision of a person standing or sitting before them into a meticulously created painting, drawing, or photograph. Portrait prints are sure to work well with other styles of art displayed on your walls.

Our collection of portrait wall art designs currently consists primarily of John French photography prints that have been inspired by the V&A’s archives. Each of the black and white posters in this series fall under fashion art photography, featuring famous models from the 1950s and 1960s. The images will bring a touch of style and elegance to your space, and they could work particularly well in a bedroom or as a focal piece hung up in your dressing room.

What are art portraits?

To put it simply, portrait art is either a photograph, painting, drawing, or sculpture which focuses on a singular person. Although this sounds straightforward, there is still scope for artistic interpretation as the portrait is being designed by an artist with their own individual skill and style.

Something important to note when considering photography art portraits is that they are carefully captured images of an individual, styled and positioned with creative intention. This is where the difference lies between a photographic print ore broadly and a photographic portrait.

Fine art portraits are typically paintings and drawings of a person with the details of their face, body, and stance being portrayed through the artist’s interpretation of colour, detail and shading.

The basics behind portrait art

A portrait most commonly depicts someone looking directly into a lens or fixing their gaze directly at the painter or drawer. The aim of this is to ensure that those viewing the completed piece feel as though they are connected to the subject. It also means a viewer can study the details of the person’s features, and the artist’s handiwork, in full, due to the forward-facing perspective. The artist will have worked their magic to depict each and every intricate detail, which makes for interesting artwork.

Purchase portrait art prints for your home

It may be that you are hoping to add new designs to your workspace, and there are plenty of portrait style office prints that will suit this room. The same can be said for your hallway, as a gallery wall of portrait art prints or even just a duo of these designs will bring character to a space that is often dismissed when decorating. 

Art portraits are meant to be admired by all, so if you have someone in mind while browsing our extensive collection, why not send a print their way? The designs we offer are ideal gifts for new homeowners or loved ones who are looking to upgrade their interiors. They also make brilliant birthday, anniversary, or “thinking of you” presents, so there are plenty of opportunities to share portrait posters with others.

Simply explore the portrait prints in our range to bring a smile to your recipient’s face – or select one or yourself!

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Jean Shrimpton in a V-neck dress art print
Size: 500x400

This Jean Shrimpton art print is one of the reproduced V&A John French prints from this serie...

This Jean Shrimpton art print is one of the reproduced V&A John French prints from this series, highlighting the beautiful model and actress of Swinging London in black and white. French’s fashion photography prints are chic, stylish and iconic, and make the perfect addition to any wall in your home. For your dear companion who is a fashion fanatic, this piece will suit their every preference, and can be gifted to them for a special occasion, or an occasion of any kind. Photographs are e...

£37.50 £50.00

Fierce & Fabulous by Beth Kemp
Size: 500 x 400mm

Our wall art will make for inspired gifts for proud homeowners everywhere, first time buyers, new...

Our wall art will make for inspired gifts for proud homeowners everywhere, first time buyers, newly-weds, those celebrating the move to a new home, anniversaries, special occasions, or just because you love them! •Size: 500 x 400m •We use light fast ink on our prints •Printed using only the best materials •Statement pieces to shout about Our wall art prints are printed on Etching Cotton Rag 315 GSM fine art paper. Our photographic prints are printed on Satin-Pearl Pro 260gsm Photo Paper. The ...

£37.50 £50.00

Golden Hour Goddess by Beth Kemp
Size: 500 x 400mm

Our wall art will make for inspired gifts for proud homeowners everywhere, first time buyers, new...

Our wall art will make for inspired gifts for proud homeowners everywhere, first time buyers, newly-weds, those celebrating the move to a new home, anniversaries, special occasions, or just because you love them! •Size: 500 x 400m •We use light fast ink on our prints •Printed using only the best materials •Statement pieces to shout about Our wall art prints are printed on Etching Cotton Rag 315 GSM fine art paper. Our photographic prints are printed on Satin-Pearl Pro 260gsm Photo Paper. The ...

£37.50 £50.00

Boho Babe by Beth Kemp
Size: 500 x 400mm

Our wall art will make for inspired gifts for proud homeowners everywhere, first time buyers, new...

Our wall art will make for inspired gifts for proud homeowners everywhere, first time buyers, newly-weds, those celebrating the move to a new home, anniversaries, special occasions, or just because you love them! •Size: 500 x 400m •We use light fast ink on our prints •Printed using only the best materials •Statement pieces to shout about Our wall art prints are printed on Etching Cotton Rag 315 GSM fine art paper. Our photographic prints are printed on Satin-Pearl Pro 260gsm Photo Paper. The ...

£37.50 £50.00

John Cavanagh evening dress II art print
Size: 300x300

Our reinterpreted V&A fashion photography prints by John French bring an effortlessly chic fe...

Our reinterpreted V&A fashion photography prints by John French bring an effortlessly chic feel to any space in your home, or make a wonderful gift for someone else's.  This John Cavanagh Evening Dress II Art Print design adds personality to even the most simple of walls. Bring fashion photography to your living space with ease, with prints from this series.  Benefits of purchasing Tall Boy Prints' pieces: We use Satin-Pearl Pro 260gsm Photo Paper for these photography prints The finest...

£27.50 £40.00

Vanity Fair fashion shoot art print
Size: 500x400

This fantastic range of reproduced V&A fashion photography prints bring the work of famous fa...

This fantastic range of reproduced V&A fashion photography prints bring the work of famous fashion photographer, John French, to your living space. This photographer’s work centres on different womenswear, captured in different settings and always shot in black and white. Easily introduce this and other pieces from this series to your home, or send as a present to your closest friends and family. This Vanity Fair Fashion Shoot art print allows you to exhibit your passions for style and fa...

£37.50 £50.00

Marie Lise Gres art print
Size: 500x400

This fashion photography print is part of our reproduced V&A range, which showcases the excel...

This fashion photography print is part of our reproduced V&A range, which showcases the excellent pictures John French once captured. Black and white hues with an incredible focus on stylish clothing means frames from this series suit your home, making great gifts for your dearest friends. The Marie Lise Gres art print is simple yet beautiful, displaying the early 60s fashion model in a high-fashion bikini. Minimalist but full of interest, this piece will complement an array of spaces in ...

£37.50 £50.00

Jean Dawnay applying make-up art print
Size: 300x300

This series of reprinted V&A fashion photography prints highlight the brilliant work of John ...

This series of reprinted V&A fashion photography prints highlight the brilliant work of John French, an iconic fashion photographer. Revel in pieces that focus on models in high-fashion attire, posing in different settings but always shot in black and white. Pieces from this range make perfect additions to your home, or to someone else’s as a gift for a special occasion. This Jean Dawnay Applying Make-Up art print brings sheer interest to any space in your home, with the series of frames ...

£27.50 £40.00

Roter Couture art print
Size: 500x400

This Roter Couture art print is part of our series of reproduced V&A John French photography ...

This Roter Couture art print is part of our series of reproduced V&A John French photography pieces. The sheer style and class that this piece exudes is simply brilliant, making it an ideal present for your dear friends, or as a new addition to your walls. Black and white photography of this kind can suit all areas of your home, particularly those with simple interiors. Bring John French’s prime pieces to your walls and ignite your true passion for fashion through artwork prints such as t...

£37.50 £50.00

Woollen daywear art print
Size: 500x400

This series of reproduced V&A fashion photography prints portrays the fantastic work of exper...

This series of reproduced V&A fashion photography prints portrays the fantastic work of expert fashion photographer, John French. His eye for capturing different clothes wear designs in their finest forms can now be integrated into your interiors, or sent to a close companion as a stylish gift for any occasion. This Woollen Daywear Art Print adds a stylish flair to any wall in your home and appeals to avid fashion lovers who want to incorporate their interests into their décor. Tall Boy P...

£37.50 £50.00

Pattie Boyd art print
Size: 500x400

This impressive fashion photography print is part of our reproduced V&A series, consisting of...

This impressive fashion photography print is part of our reproduced V&A series, consisting of John French’s beautifully captured pictures of models styling chic outfits. For avid fashion lovers and companions with an interest in high-class photography, these pieces are perfect. This Pattie Boyd art print exudes class and brings the beauty of simple style to life through photography, as well as carefully selected poses and styling. Simply purchase this design for yourself or as a gift for ...

£37.50 £50.00

John Cavanagh evening dress I art print
Size: 300x300

The reinterpreted V&A fashion photography prints in this range were once captured by the tale...

The reinterpreted V&A fashion photography prints in this range were once captured by the talented John French, a truly iconic fashion photographer. You can now bring his expertly taken prints to your home for all to admire, or perhaps purchase a piece for your nearest and dearest friends to display on their walls. This John Cavanagh Evening Dress I Art Print makes the perfect addition to your home. Bring the beauties of fashion photography to your space by hanging this, and other pieces f...

£27.50 £40.00