We are thrilled to announce that the 2018 Robert De Niro, Sr. Prize has been awarded to Henry Taylor. Established in 2011 by Robert De Niro, in honor of his late father, the accomplished painter Robert De Niro, Sr., the prize recognizes a mid-career American artist for significant and innovative contributions to the field of painting. Nominated each year by a distinguished selection committee, Henry Taylor is the seventh recipient of the $25,000 merit-based prize, administered by the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) for which Robert De Niro is a co-founder.
It was a pleasure collaborating with the 2018 selection committee: Sarah Douglas, Editor-In-Chief of ARTnews; Courtney Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of Dia Art Foundation; and Susan Thompson, Associate Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Henry Taylor is best known for his portraits which range in subject from panhandlers, to celebrities, to close friends and family. To learn more about Henry Taylor please see: (https://www.blumandpoe.com/artists/henry-taylor#works)
Megan Fox Kelly Art Advisory began managing Robert De Niro, Sr.’s estate in 2010. Robert De Niro, Sr. (1922-1993) was part of the celebrated New York School of Post-War American artists. His work blended abstract and expressionist styles of painting with traditional representational subject matter, bridging the divide between European Modernism and Abstract Expressionism. (http://www.robertdenirosr.com.)
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