Artwork of the Day – Ben Johnson


Liverpool artwork of the day – Wednesday September 5 2007. ‘Portrait of Liverpool’ detail of a work in progress by Ben Johnson online at Walker art gallery

Portrait of Liverpool
An extraordinary work of art

For 2008 National Museums Liverpool has commissioned celebrated artist Ben Johnson to create an iconic cityscape of Liverpool, the most ambitious of his distinguished panoramas to date.

Ben Johnson’s cityscapes are world-renowned. The detail, the precision, the staggering scale of the work involved – everything about these paintings is astonishing. ‘Portrait of Liverpool’ gives you the chance to be involved in a prestigious art project of international stature.

A slideshow of the latest images of ‘Portrait of Liverpool’ in production is available online.


The 8ft x 16ft painting will be completed to take its place as one of the highlights of Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008. It’s perfectly fitting that the artist so sought-after by the likes of Hong Kong and Zurich should be looking at Liverpool in the same world-city light.

Walker page
Ben Johnson website