The Young Masters Art Prize was first launched in 2009 by London-based American gallerist, Cynthia Corbett. The Young Masters Art Prize is a unique not-for-profit competition, which aims to give international recognition to emerging and newly established artists who are inspired by the Old Masters. Open to both international and UK-based artists, through the publicity that the exhibition and prize offers, this competition aims to encourage and nurture the artists evolving careers.
An excerpt of the Young Masters Art Prize 2009 toured internationally in 2009–10 to Art Miami, FL; Art First Bologna (Ghost of a Dream); and Scope Basel. Also, a solo exhibition of the work by Lluís Barba was presented at the Courtauld Institute as part of the excerpt of Young Masters Revisited from 30 October – 31 October 2010
Young Masters Revisited 2010 – exhibited in the autumn at the Old Truman Brewery and Sphinx Fine Art from 7 October – 4 November 2010.
Young Masters@ SPHINX 2011 – an interim show that ran from 8 October – 5 November 2011 exhibiting new and emerging artists alongside their Old Master predecessors in Notting Hill at Sphinx Fine Art.
Young Masters@ SPHINX 2012 – part one of the 2012 Young Masters Art Prize that ran from 9th October – 26th October 2012 showing the shortlisted artists alongside the Old Master works at Sphinx Fine Art in Notting Hill.
Young Masters@ SPHINX 2013 – the final stop of the Young Masters Tour 2013 that ran from 8th October – 23rd October 2013 showing the previous year prize winners with shortlisted and newly graduated artists alongside the Old Master works at Sphinx Fine Art in Notting Hill.