London, Sep 11: Pakistani education activist and school student Malala Yousafzai’s portrait by Jonathan Yeo will be displayed for the first time at the National Portrait Gallery.
The portrait, which shows Malala doing her homework, will be displayed alongside several previously un-exhibited Yeo portraits of well-known figures, such as Damien Hirst and Kevin Spacey, the BBC reports.
Yeo said it was an honour to paint a portrait of one of the most inspiring figures of today.
He further added that he hoped the painting will reflect the enormous power and wisdom, yet vulnerability and youth at the same time.
Malala was shot in the head on a school bus by Taliban gunmen on her way home from school in October 2012 following her campaign for girls to have the right to attend school.
She was flown to Birmingham for treatment and since then lived in the city.
Yeo first met Malala and her family in April, when she had just started school in the UK and was still recovering from her injuries.
The portrait will be later auctioned for Malala’s charity fund, which campaigns for girls’ rights to education, the report added.
Malala was recently awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize for her noble cause. (ANI)