According to the official website for the Prix de Rome the award is the:
“…oldest and most prestigious prize in the Netherlands for young artists under the age of 40.
The award dates back to 1808 when Louis Napoleon introduced the Prix de Rome in the Netherlands to promote the arts. Although the award has regularly been renewed, the aim is still to trace talented artists and encourage them to develop and increase their visibility.”
The winner of the 2013 Prix de Rome went to Ms. Falke Pisano.
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