John Moores 12, 1980

John Moores 12, 1980

  • Purchase prize retained
  • John Moores receives a Knighthood, becoming Sir John Moores

Selected by:

  • Sir John Moores (Chair)
  • Patrick Caulfield
  • Nigel Greenwood
  • Sir Norman Reid
  • Ian Stephenson


Conditions of entry:

Artists working in the UK; oil, emulsion or other accepted modern techniques, designed to hang on a wall and not project more than six inches. Each artist could submit one work, preferably new. Sculpture, kinetics, watercolours and graphic arts excluded.

Number of entries over 2000

Number of exhibits 91


Michael Moon 1st prize (Purchase prize)£6,000
Howard Hodgkin 2nd prize £3,000
Christopher Le Brun 3rd prize £2,000

10 prizes of £250:
Mark Ainsworth
John Armstrong
John Bellany
Adrian Berg
Stephen Farthing
Timothy Martin Jones
Robert Patrick Burkall Marsh
Mary Potter
Kevin Fergus Sinnott
Trevor Sutton