Discover male portrait paintings for sale online today. Our collection of contemporary male portrait paintings range from intimate self-portraits to distorted impressions of the male figure. Our curatorial experts have hand-selected art from some of the most exciting portrait painters active today to help you find the portrait painting for you. Explore our abstract, figurative and surrealist male portrait paintings today.
Not sure where to start? Take a look at Philip Tyler. Philip combines a unique and direct perspective with bold and decisive blockwork to create multiple self-portraits that invite the viewer in for an intimate interaction with each small scale painting.
Enzro Marra’s abstract textured paintings create impressions of male figures with loose, gestural marks. Marra’s limited palette, together with his simplified use of line and shape makes for fascinating interpretations of the male subject matter.
Portrait painting is a traditional genre of art that focuses on representing a figure, and capturing their expression. Male portraits date back to before ancient Egypt, where portraiture was initially used to record the appearance of stately and regal figures, and showcase their wealth and status.
Throughout history, female portraits have generally been exaggerated with enhance physical features to create idealised images of beauty, whilst male portraits have tended to focus on displaying prestige and power. In the mid 19th century, Sargent’s male portraits reimagined the subject of men in art, depicting tender and intimate images of men. More recently, Hockney has injected energy into a new mode of portraiture with his series of female and male portraits in his exhibition, ’82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life’.