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Portrait of Sudanese refugee wins top art prize

The portrait, the subject and the artist. Source: AAP

A life-like portrait of a Sudanese refugee has captured the hearts of the Australian public and a top prize at the annual Archibald exhibition in Sydney.The detailed painting has been awarded the prestigious People's Choice Award for 2016.It will now be taken on a year-long tour of the country, along with the other finalists' entries.Maya Jamieson has the story.

A remarkable journey has been brought to life on canvas.

Sydney artist Nick Stathopoulos has painted an incredibly real, 1.3-metre-square portrait of Sudanese refugee and Sydney lawyer Deng Adut.

The portrayal depicts a strong and powerful face, lined with scars and bearing piercing eyes.

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