John Moores Painting Prize 2010

This exhibition is now closed

18 September 2010 - 3 January 2011

Detail of portrait of a sad looking Jesus in shades of blue

Detail of 'Spectrum Jesus' by Keith Coventry, the winner of the John Moores Painting Prize 2010.

The winner of the John Moores Painting Prize 2010 was Keith Coventry, with his painting 'Spectrum Jesus'.

The exhibition featured 45 works, selected from around 3,000 submitted, features paintings with subjects on contemporary themes in society as well as contemporary approaches to painting.

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About John Moores Painting Prize 2010

The John Moores Painting Prize, launched in 1957, continues to be the UK's most prestigious painting prize. The £25,000
first prize and four other awards of £2,500 are certainly helpful to any artist, but more important still is the boost to reputation that winning the John Moores brings. The competition continues to be
recognised amongst painters as the one to watch.

"[The John Moores Painting Prize is] the Oscar of the British painting world"
Sir Norman Rosenthal, curator and former exhibitions secretary at the Royal Academy.

"[The Walker is]...probably the best of all the regional museums in Britain... catch up with innovative developments in a traditional medium"
Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Times.

Visitor comments:

"One of the best John Moores for a very long time"

"An emotionally and intellectually interesting collection"

"Thank you Liverpool, thank you Walker, thank you [John] Moores"

John Moores Painting Prize 2010

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