On Friday, October 9, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the 2015 Vrije Schilderkunst (Royal Award for Modern Painting) held at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam.
Established in 1871 by the late King Willem III the award is “…open to independent Dutch artist[s] under the age of 35 and carries four prizes worth 6,500 Euros.”
After the award ceremony His Majesty viewed an exhibition displaying the fantastic works by today’s winners as well as twenty other paintings submitted to the contest.
The Vrije Schilderkunst exhibition will be open to the public on October 10 – November 15, 2015 at the Koninklijk Paleis.
Photo courtesy of Getty Images/L. Van Lieshot