AboutThe Prize was established by gallerist Cynthia Corbett in 2009. This year the shortlist has been selected from over 300 applications and the winner will be selected by a panel of judges comprising art historian and journalist, Godfrey Barker (Head Judge); Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts, Charles Saumarez Smith; Founder of Sphinx Fine Art, Roy Bolton; international collector, Werner Grub; Founder and Director of Fluff PR, Ben Austin; and Associate Director of the Young Masters Art Prize, Daisy McMullan.
The 2014 edition of the prize also sees the launch of the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize. The Prize will award £1,500 to an artist who shows exceptional command of ceramics, alongside an awareness of the heritage of ceramic craft. The Prize will be awarded by an expert panel of judges comprising Show Director of COLLECT, Daniella Wells; curator and collector, Preston Fitzgerald; and collector Maylis Grand.
This year, we are pleased to announce that American artist Chris Antemann, known for her contemporary parodies of 18th century porcelain figurines, will be exhibiting as a guest artist, courtesy of MEISSEN COUTURE® - Europe's most tradition-rich house of fine art and hand-crafted luxury.