The Town Council of the city of Recklinghausen created the “junger westen” art prize in 1948 to support and promote young German artists. It was the first post-war art prize awarded by a local authority (town council) in the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2005 the art award celebrated the genre of painting; every artist born after 1979, with German nationality or residence in Germany, was entitled to take part.
This book presents works from 21 artists who were chosen from a total of 391 applicants. The “junger westen 2005” art prize of the city of Recklinghausen was won by Kalin Lindena. Other runners-up were Henning Bohl, Maike Kloss, Simone Lucas and Heike Schwegmann