On 12 October H.M. the Queen presented the Royal Awards 2012 to Frank Ammerlaan, Jasper Hagenaar, Keetje Mans and Evi Vingerling.
The Royal Awards for Modern Painting was instituted in 1871 by His Majesty King Willem III. It was continued by Her Majesty Queen Emma, Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina, Her Majesty Queen Juliana, with Her Majesty Queen Beatrix developing the prize into a true tradition. The award-ceremony, exhibition and presentation of the Royal Awards are annually held in the Royal Palace Amsterdam
The exhibition shows the work of 24 Dutch artists, all younger than 35 years. Among these is the work of the four winners, who receive the Award (6,500 euros taxfree) from the hands of HM the Queen. The artists are nominated by a jury, made up of Tjebbe Beekman, Hanne Hagenaars, Stijn Huijts, Carla Klein, Ronald Ophuis, Lilly van der Stokker and Wilma Sütö (chair).
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication and on show from 13 October to 5 November. (openinghours)
During your visit to the exhibition, you can indicate your preference for one of the works on show. The painting with the most votes will be raffled among the visitors who chose this painting.
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