The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool has announced the 60 artists whose paintings will feature in the John Moores Painting Prize 2018 exhibition, marking 60 years of the UK’s longest-established painting prize.
The Walker Art Gallery has announced the names of the jury members who will judge the John Moores Art Prize competition in 2018, ahead of the prestigious Painting Prize’s call for entries opening on 14 September 2017.
Donal Moloney’s Cave Floor is this year’s winner of the visitor’s prize where museum goers to the John Moores Painting Prize have the chance to select their favourite.
First held in 1957, the John Moores Painting Prize is the UK’s best-known painting competition and is named after Sir John Moores (1896 – 1993), the founder of the prize. Sir John Moores was the owner of the Littlewoods company and a keen amateur painter, founded the competition to challenge London’s domination of the national arts scene. It […]
The John Moores Painting Prize – one of the UK’s most prestigious painting awards – has been awarded to artist Rose Wylie at the age of 80. Wylie staged an exhibition in 2013, at Tate Britain which was described as “a national treasure” by fellow artist Cornelia Parker. The artist’s paintings have begun to receive […]
The 2012 John Moores painting prize has been won by the Manchester born artist Sarah Pickstone for her large, loosely painted canvas titled, ‘Stevie Smith and the Willow’. Sarah was previously a runner-up for the award in 2004. The £25,000 prize was handed out by the Pop Artist Sir Peter Blake in a ceremony Friday […]
Photo: Keith Coventry, Spectrum Jesus 2009 (oil on canvas, wood and glass 68.6 x 58 cm) This year’s prestigious John Moores Painting Prize has been won by 51 year old, Burnley-born Keith Coventry who takes home the £25,000 first prize for his painting, ‘Spectrum Jesus’. He was chosen from 3,000 entries and awarded […]