Edwin Scharff Prize

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Edwin Scharff

The Edwin Scharff Prize was donated by the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in 1955, the year of the death of the namesake Edwin Scharff . The prize has been awarded annually since 1955; it was originally endowed with 15,000 DM, now with 7,500 euros.

The artist Edwin Scharff, born in Neu-Ulm in 1887, was appointed to the State Art School in Hamburg after the war , where he lived and worked until his death. Scharff was a 20th century sculptor .

The Edwin Scharff Prize is awarded to artists whose works shape the cultural life of the city of Hamburg. A seven-person jury appointed by the Senate decides on the award. It also decides whether the work of the award candidates corresponds to the claim set by the award's namesake.

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