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Saatchi Gallery announces Art Prize for Schools winners

30th November 2009

The winners of the Saatchi Gallery / Sunday Telegraph Art Prize for Schools 2009 have been announced, after more than 22,000 entries were received.

Lauren Mincher, 18, took first place with a portrait of her grandfather Bernard Purvis, which was described by judges as 'beautifully observed'.

Commenting on the winning work, judge and artist Sir Peter Blake said: 'It is rare to see figurative drawing of this quality these days and this is of the highest standard.'

Lauren, who intends to study fine art at university, claimed that she wanted to capture her grandfather's 'great character' in the portrait and said winning the prize has given her the confidence to experiment with new materials and techniques.

The artist will receive an award of GBP 2,000 to spend on art and computer equipment and her college's art department will be given GBP 10,000.

Ghan Chansuwan, 18, took second place with a photographic self portrait, while 17-year-old Katie Lewis came third for her experimental paintings.

Recently, the Daily Telegraph claimed that A Face to the World by Laura Cumming, Franny Moyle's Desperate Romantics and Titian: The Last Days by Mark Hudson are among 2009's best art history books.

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