Robert Jacobsen Prize -
Würth Foundation


Irish sculptor Eva Rothschild was awarded the 13th Robert Jacobsen Prize of the Würth Foundation. Since 1993, the Foundation has been awarding the prize to contemporary visual artists to commemorate the influential work of Danish sculptor Robert Jacobsen. The prize is endowed with EUR 25,000. “Eva Rothschild’s works enter into a direct, dynamic dialog with the viewer,” was how the jury explained its decision. The graphic, linear forms she uses initially evoked connotations of the Minimal Art of the 1960s and 1970s, which she continued, however, with compositional clarity and austerity. “The sculptor’s work succeeds in giving fresh impetus to the art of sculpture and plastics.” Rothschild, whose work is exhibited across the globe, represented Ireland at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. She will be showing some of her most striking works in Museum Würth until 2021.