On Thursday 8th of October 2020, His Majesty the King presented the Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst 2020 (Royal Award for Modern Painting) at the Royal Palace Amsterdam. Rietveld graduate Charlott Weise was among the winners. Congratulations! The other winners are Janne Schipper and Dan Zhu.

The Royal Award for Modern Painting is an incentive award that was created to encourage talented young painters who are active in the Netherlands in their artistic development. Each year three young artists are presented with a Royal Award of € 9,000 tax-free and exempt from social security contributions. After the award ceremony the King will open the exhibition with works of the winners and nominees. The list of nominees is carefully compiled by a professional jury through two judging rounds.

The list of nominees for the Royal Award of Modern Painting 2020 is: Rinella Alfonso, Maxime Favre, Philipp Gufler, Danielle Hoogendoorn, Matthijs Jeuring, Sophie Lee, Janne Schipper, Leonie Schneider, Benine du Toit, Wouter Venema, Charlott Weise, Lotte Wieringa, Aafke Ytsma, Iriée Zamblé and Dan Zhu.

The exhibition can be visited until 31 December 2020 at Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam.

Photo: Janne Schipper (l), Dan Zhu (m), Charlott Weise (r) at the Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam. Photographer: Willemieke Kars