Icelandic painter Eggert Pétursson received 2nd prize at the annual Carnegi Art Awards. Of 115 artists nominated, 21 finalists competed for three prizes and one scholarship award this year. The panel of judges gave the first prize to Swedish artist Karin Mamma Anderson, with Eggert Pétursson receiving 2nd prize and SEK 600 thousand for his “unique paintings of flowers”. Of the 115 artists the works of 21 finalist will be on show from September 28, at the Henie Onstad Art Center in Oslo. The exhibition come to the Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarborg, at the beginning of next year.
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