John Moores 1, 1957

John Moores 1, 1957

  • Exhibition launches to widespread press coverage
  • The three categories comprise an Open section, Junior section and Invited artists
  • Invited artists included Ceri Richards, L. S. Lowry, Joseph Herman, Reg Butler
  • A Purchase prize is created
  • Jack Smith becomes the exhibition's first
    winner with 'Creation and Crucifixion'

Selected by:

  • Professor Lawrence Gowing, CBE
  • Eric Newton
  • Sir John Rothenstein, CBE
  • Hugh Scrutton
  • John Berger was prevented from taking part in
    judging owing to illness.

Conditions of entry:

Oil and tempera paintings and sculpture by artists working in the UK, each of whom could submit two works. Invited artists' section ('distinguished artists' could send in two works; not subject to Selection Committee, but still eligible for prizes)

Number of entries

Number of exhibits 181



Open section (3 Purchase prizes):
Jack Smith 1st prize £1,000
Ceri Richards 2nd prize £750
Victor Pasmore 3rd prize £500

5 prizes of £100:
Ralph Brown
Cecil Collins
Josef Herman
Uli Nimptsch
Sir Matthew Smith

2 special prizes £75:
Derrick Greaves
Philip Sutton

Junior section (artists up to 36 years old on 9 Nov
1957) (3 Purchase prizes):

John Bratby 1st prize £500
Sheila Fell 2nd prize £250
Terry G. Lee 3rd prize £100

10 prizes of £25:

Roy C. Cross
Margaret E. Evans
Anthony Fry
George Fullard
James Howie
Ralph B. Shaberman
Jack Simcock
F. N. Souza
Ian Stephenson
Joseph C. Tilson