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De Niro Starts $25,000 Artist Prize in Father’s Name

Actor Robert De Niro has established a $25,000 annual prize for a U.S. painter in honor of his artist father.

Robert De Niro Sr. died in 1993 of prostate cancer on his 71st birthday. He exhibited paintings and drawings in galleries and museums. He also worked in a frame shop, taught and did commissioned portraits, among other jobs.