Definition of the Turner Prize from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Turner Prize

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a prize given every year to a British artist under the age of 50 for a work of modern art. Winners in the past have included Howard Hodgkin (1985) and Damien Hirst (1995). The prize is an important cultural event in Britain, and a special exhibition of work by the four leading competitors is held before the winner is announced.