John Moores Prize Exhibition
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The John Moores Prize Exhibition is a bi-annual competitive art exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. It is named after Sir John Moores (1896 - 1993), the founder of the competition and one-time head of the Littlewoods clothes retailing empire.
First held in 1957, it is Britain's most well-known competition for aimed solely at painters and is now part of the Liverpool Biennial, a city-wide celebration of the arts that encompasses the Tate Liverpool, Bluecoats Gallery and other venues in Liverpool.
In 2008 the exhibition was a major part of Liverpool's celebrations as European Capital of Culture.