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Definition of Prix de Rome in English:
- He received a Prix de Rome in 1948 and while in Italy (where he became friends with Philip Guston), he developed an abstract vocabulary.
- Born in Budapest, he won a Prix de Rome in painting at age 15 and spent a year studying in Italy before learning engraving in Paris.
- During his career, he won a Prix de Rome, a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Obie.
French, literally 'prize of Rome', because the winner of the first prize in each category was funded for a period of study in Rome.
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