Patron of Art Edition 2011 Gaius Maecenas - United Kingdom
HRH Prince of Wales
Long-term support of arts in the United Kingdom
Montblanc presented HRH the Prince of Wales with the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award UK in honour of his long-term and outstanding support for and dedication to contemporary art. On 23 November 2011, he received the prize during a splendid award ceremony at Apsley House in the presence of Lord Douro, founder of the award, Lutz Bethge, CEO Montblanc International, Eva Green, Montblanc Brand Ambassador, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Katherine Jenkins and several previous winners.
HRH the Prince of Wales will donate the €15,000 prize money to the Prince’s Drawing school, the arts project of his choice. This, together with the history of his personal commitment to the arts and their benefit for the wider public, perfectly illustrates the award's principles. The Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award was established in 1992 to honour and support patrons of the arts who have contributed exceptional time and energy to artists and their work.