Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Presents the 2012 Vrije Schilderkunst.

On October 12, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands presented the 2012 Vrije Schilderkunst (2012 Royal Awards for Painting) to four young artists held at the Paleis Amsterdam.  Each of the artists also received 6,500 Euros.

According to RVD, the prize was “… established in 1871 by William III as Royal Grant, which was intended as an incentive for young talent in the field of painting.”