John Moores exhibition 9


Fact file

  • A fourth prize specially added for Sean Scully's 'Subtraction Painting'
  • Number of exhibits: 90
  • The first prize winning painting, Myles Murphy's  'Figure against a Yellow Foreground' (oil on canvas, 152 x 245.3cm), is now in the Tate's collections

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.


  • Myles Murphy 1st prize £3,000
  • John G Walker 2nd prize £2,000
  • Craigie Aitchison 3rd prize £1,000
  • Sean Scully 4th prize £500

10 prizes of £100:

  • Michael J Bennett
  • Stephen Buckley
  • Jeffery B Camp
  • Maurice Cockrill
  • Barrie Cook
  • Anthony Green
  • Peter Hedegaard
  • Richard Kidd
  • Alan Miller
  • Laetitia Yhap


Enter date here


Myles Murphy with 'Figure against a Yellow Foreground'


  • John Moores (Chair)
  • Susan Grayson
  • William Feaver
  • Patrick George