Thursday, March 29, 2012

Antony Williams wins Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2012

Antony Williams RP PS NEAC has been awarded the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2012 for his egg tempera painting Still life with electric fan. He receives £15,000 and an engraved gold medal.

"Still life with electric fan" by Antony Williams
egg tempera, 74 x 120cm
The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2012 is a competition designed to encourage creative representational painting and promote the skill of draughtsmanship. 
An exhibition of 98 selected works is on display at the Mall Galleries, London until 5 April.  The exhibition will then tour to W.H. Patterson Gallery, London W1 from 23 - 27 April 2012.

I'm planning to go and see it on Friday (which is my Drawing Group day) and will post a review either Friday or Saturday.  [Update:  See also Review: Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2012 Exhibition]

Other prizes were as follows
As I indicated in my earlier post, in 2012, the selectors seem to have rather more artists than I recall having in the past. They are:
  • Andrew Wilton, Visiting Research Fellow at Tate Britain (past selector)
  • Ken Howard RA NEAC, Artist - winner of numerous prizes and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers
  • Chris Orr RA, Artist - used to be Professor and Head of Department of the Printmaking Department at the Royal College of Art London
  • James Hart Dyke, Artist - paints MI6 and the Himalayas
  • William Packer, Art critic and artist


The Lynn Painter-Stainers Competition is sponsored by The Painter-Stainer's Company, The Lynn Foundation, Minerva, Linklaters LLP and Champagne Bollinger.

Links to previous Making A Mark posts about the Lynn Painter Stainer Prize and Exhibition


  1. What an enjoyable and inspiring exhibition! And what a contrast with the Threadneedle which seems to have lost the plot this year, thanks Katherine for all your great reports and links!

  2. I think you might mean last year Jen - we haven't had this year's Threadneedle prize yet! :)

  3. Hello. You appear to have linked to the wrong Christopher Green in this post.

    1. Thanks for the comment - and I'd be interested to know why you think this and whether you know which is the right website.

  4. This is the correct link See his biography section where the prize is mentioned.

    1. Many thanks for the correct link - I'm always happy to revise any errors I've made in identifying links.


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