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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Painting inspired by poet

John Moores Painting Prize won by Sarah Pickstone

Stevie Smith and the Willow by Sarah Pickstone Sarah Pickstone's winning entry is titled Stevie Smith and the Willow

Artist Sarah Pickstone has won the £25,000 John Moores Painting Prize for a work inspired by poet Stevie Smith.

The award is billed as Britain's most prestigious painting prize.

Manchester-born Pickstone based the winning painting on an illustration by Stevie Smith to accompany her 1957 poem Not Waving But Drowning.

Judge Fiona Banner described the work, titled Stevie Smith and the Willow, as "an enigmatic double portrait that grapples with the creative self".

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