Winner Prix de Rome Painting 1953: A.J.B. Dekkers
Visual artist Ad Dekkers (1922 – 2004) won the Prix de Rome Painting in 1953. The assignment was: a composition of 182 x 130 cm of a specific episode from The Epic of Gilgamesh.
Winner Prix de Rome Sculpture 1953: J.H. IJdo
Visual artist Hans IJdo (1928 – 1987) won the Prix de Rome Sculpture in 1953 with a statue of a woman harvesting the grain. The assignment was to design a sculpture for an academy for agriculture.