NTD International Figure Painting Competition Announces 2019 Winners

The theme of the competition, "pure truth, pure kindness, and pure beauty," inspired many of the artists

Haiyan Kong won the Gold Award at the 5th NTD International Figure Painting Competition with her work "April 25th, 1999" on Nov. 26, 2019, at the Salmagundi Club in New York. (Chung I Ho/ The Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—Sandra Kuck has been a professional artist for 50 years, and in her time has participated in many competitions and earned many awards. On Nov. 26, 2019, at the 5th NTD International Figure Painting Competition awards ceremony, Kuck said the finalist paintings on exhibition made it one of the best shows she has seen.


“Really, I’ve been to a lot of shows, and this is one of the best,” said Kuck, who won the Technique Award at the NTD competition. In fact, Kuck had participated in the last competition held by NTD five years ago as well and said the level of works in this round was 10 times better.