Atam Rasho won the 2020 first prize for drawing awarded by the Paris Académie des beaux-arts.
The Pierre David-Weill drawing prize – Académie des beaux-arts was created in 1971 by Pierre David-Weill, member of the Academy of Fine Arts, and has been actively supported by his son, Michel David-Weill, also a member of the Academy, for more than forty years. The Pierre David-Weill drawing prize – Académie des beaux-arts encourages the practice of drawing, a fundamental act of artistic creation, among new generations of artists.
The 2020 Pierre David-Weill drawing prizes were awarded to Atam Rasho (first prize of €8.000), Jérôme Minard (second prize of €4.000) and Baya Sadou (third prize of €2.000). A special mention was awarded to the Martinet & Texereau artist collective.
An exhibition of the works from award and mention winners and from finalists of this year’s edition will take place during the year 2020 at the Institut de France Pavillon Comtesse de Caen (27, quai de Conti, Paris 6th). Twenty-three finalist candidates will be invited to exhibit their work.
The Académie des beaux-arts press release in French: https://www.academiedesbeauxarts.fr/sites/default/files/inline-files/communique-de-presse-laureats-prix-de-dessin-pierre-david-weill-academie-des-beaux-arts.pdf