Lubaina Himid awarded Britain's Turner Prize, oldest artist ever to win

LONDON (Reuters) – Lubaina Himid, a 63-year-old artist whose creations include dinner plates painted with vomiting aristocrats, became the oldest person ever and the first black woman to win Britain’s most prestigious art award – the Turner Prize – on Thursday.

Artist Lubaina Himid speaks after being announced as the winner of the Turner Prize in Hull, Britain December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Tanzanian-born Himid beat other short-listed artists including British painter Hurvin Anderson, German painter Andrea Büttner and British filmmaker Rosalind Nashashibi.

The judges praised Himid for her “uncompromising tackling of issues including colonial history

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