artist Peter Engels portrait painter interview

In 2008 Peter Engels generated international success when his Nelson Mandela portrait appeared on Reuter’s biggest billboard of the world in Times Square, New York, when Mandela turned 90. This art stunt boosted Peter Engels’ international artistic career.

‘The fact that my Nelson Mandela painting appeared on Times Square changed my career completely,’ Peter Engels says.

Hundreds of newspapers, magazines, international radio and TV stations all over the world reported. More than twenty two thousand websites mentioned the event. After this the road to success was open for Peter Engels.