The Young Masters Art Prize is the brainchild of respected American gallerist, Cynthia Corbett. In 2008 Cynthia had the idea of establishing the Young Masters Art Prize with the aim of celebrating artists who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past; knowing that young artists today are not afraid, unlike their predecessors, to look back at art history and its lessons.
The Young Masters Art Prize operates as a not-for-profit initiative of the Cynthia Corbett Gallery. In a celebration of both modern skill and tradition, this award recognises emerging artistic talent and innovation.
As an exciting, high-profile competition initiated in 2009, Young Masters features emerging and newly established artists who are inspired by the work of the Old Masters. Each artist references an element of the established art-historical canon, either through technique, imagery or subject, whilst establishing an undeniably contemporary spin on highly revered paintings. By placing these contemporary works firmly in contrast to the existing art-historical canon, the Young Masters Art Prize is both unique and ground-breaking.
The third edition of the Young Masters Art Prize will launch early 2014. We are currently finalising details of an exciting new venue, judges, partners and prizes. We will be looking for artists who respond to the art of the past with innovation, skill, technical expertise and imagination. The Prize will be open to artists from anywhere in the world, of any age, working in any medium.
Applications will be made through the website – please check back in early 2014 for full details of how to apply.
For more information please contact Daisy McMullan firstname.lastname@example.org
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