The Prix Théophile Schuler was created by a bequest made to the Société des Amis des Arts et des Musées de Strasbourg (SAAMS) in 1938 by Alsa Schuler, his daughter.
This painter-engraver, who was born in Strasbourg in 1821 and was General Secretary of the Société des Amis des Arts, is best known for his illustrations of the works of Victor Hugo, Jules Verne and Erckmann-Chatrian for Éditions Hetzel.
Le Char de la mort, his masterpiece created in 1848, is on display at the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar.
The Prix Théophile Schuler, worth €3,000, is awarded each year at a ceremony held during the ST-ART exhibition.
It is awarded to artists under the age of 35 who live in Alsace, have studied here or have developed their activities here.
The jury is made up of leading figures from the art world. The winner will be exhibited on the SAAMS stand during the show.