Turner prize


Annual award of 40,000 pounds given to a British artist under the age of 50. It is sponsored by the Tate Gallery beginning 1984, and is named in honor of J.M.W. Turner, famous English artist featured at the Tate Gallery in London. Recipients, many whom are Conceptualists, include Malcolm Morley, Howard Hodgkin, Richard Deacon, Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley and Tomma Abts. Sources: Wikipedia; ARTnews, April 2007, p. 112 (LPD)