In 2008, respected gallerist Cynthia Corbett had the idea of establishing the Young Masters Art Prize with the aim of celebrating artists who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past; knowing that young artists today are not afraid, unlike their predecessors, to look back at art history and its lessons.
The Young Masters Art Prize, Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize & the newly inaugurated Young Masters Emerging Woman Art Prize and Be Smart About Art Prize were announced in June 2017 at Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street, St. James’s, London.
The Young Masters Art Prize, Winners & Runners up, are selected by an independent judging panel, which includes some of the most well-known names in the art world including Charles Saumarez Smith, Nadja Swarovski and Janice Blackburn.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Young Masters Online Shop. Our founding mission to celebrate the lessons of Art History through the art of today has become a reality. To meet the overwhelming success of the Fourth Edition…
Over the winter months, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery is hosting a Winter Exhibition at its Wimbledon HQ. The exhibition will feature artworks by Gallery Artists alongside a Showcase for Young Masters. Exhibition open by appointment only. 13 November 2017 –…
“The public knowledge of Jeff Koons’s personal collecting of Old Masters, the mounting interest of contemporary collectors in visiting fairs like Maastricht, and the forthcoming Frieze Masters: I think there is a desire to look back—way back”
Lisa Schiff, New York Based Art Advisor
“The old has something to offer the new – the past has the important lesson to teach that skill is the great enabler. If you gain a skill you can say more and achieve more and be a more powerful artist”.
Godfrey Barker, renowned art historian, critic and Chair Judge for Young Masters 2012, 2014, 2017