For etchings

Christine Perthen Award

Etching, declared Christine Perthen (1948-2004) before her untimely death, was her favourite medium. Perthen taught in Berlin at the art college in Weissensee. With her passionate teaching she influenced generations of students, offering them a grounding in the art of this printing technique.

Fotografien der Deutsch-Sowjetischen Freundschaft (DSF) Westberlin, Christine Perthen mit dem Werk "Kriegsmaschine", Briefmarkenausstellung, vom 25. Oktober 1979. © FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg-Museum / Jürgen Henschel
© FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg-Museum / Jürgen Henschel

The Berlinische Galerie houses her artistic and written estates, which are managed and cared for by a foundation, the Christine-Perthen-Stiftung. Reflecting the wishes of the artist, its investment income is used to fund an art award for etching. The prize is endowed with 5,000 euros and is awarded every five years.


Year Winner
2022 Majla Zeneli
2017 Kazuki Nakahara
2012 Hanna Hennenkemper



Other Art Prizes

For lifetime achievement

Hannah Höch Prize

For enquiring artists

GASAG Art Prize

For art mediators

Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge Award

for unconventional approaches to publicising art