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Announcing CAA Publication Fund Award Winners

posted by CAA — Mar 13, 2019


CAA is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant. This program, which provides financial support for the publication of book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, is made possible by a generous grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this grant, “American art” is defined as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States.

The ten Terra Foundation grantees for 2019 are:

  • Anni Albers, On Weaving, translation in French, Les Presses du Réel
  • Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Black Bodies, White Gold: Art, Cotton and Commerce in the Atlantic World, Duke University Press
  • François Brunet, La naissance de l’idée de photographie [The Birth of the Idea of Photography], translation from French into English, Ryerson Image Center
  • Julia Bryan-Wilson, Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era, translation in Korean, Youlhwadang Press
  • Eddie Chambers, ed., The Routledge Companion to African American Art History, Taylor & Francis
  • Julia Drost, ed., Networks, Museums and Collections. Surrealism in the U.S., translation from French to English, Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte Paris
  • Natilee Harren, Fluxus Forms: Scores, Multiples and the Eternal Network, University of Chicago Press
  • Elaine de Larminat, Houses and Homes. Photographier la maison américaine, Le Point du Jour
  • Jody Patterson, Modernism for the Masses: Painters, Politics, and Public Murals in New Deal New York, Yale University Press
  • Laurence Schmidlin, La spatialisation du dessin dans l’art américain des années 1960 et 1970, Les Presses du Réel

The International Author Conference Subventions confer two non-US authors of top-ranked books travel funds and complimentary registration to attend CAA’s 2020 Annual Conference in Chicago, February 12-15; they also received one-year CAA memberships.

The two author awardees for 2019 are:

  • Elaine de Larminat
  • Laurence Schmidlin

See a list of recent recipients


Since 2005, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art has supported the publication of books on American art through the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, administered by CAA. For the grant, “American art” is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The 2018 grantees are:

  • Bellion, Wendy, The Great Fall: Iconoclasm in New York City since the American Revolution (Penn State University Press)
  • Boone, M. Elizabeth, “The Spanish Element in Our Nationality”: Spain and America at the World’s Fairs and Centennial Celebrations, 1876-1915 (Penn State University Press)
  • Coffey, Mary, Orozco’s American Epic: Myth, History, and the Melancholy of Race (Duke University Press)
  • Deloria, Philip, Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract (University of Washington Press)
  • Diack, Heather, Marks of Contingency: The Photographic Conditions of Conceptual Art (University of Minnesota Press)
  • Jentleson, Katherine, Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America (University of California Press)
  • Monahan, Anne, Horace Pippin, American Modern (Yale University Press)
  • Senf, Rebecca A., Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams (Yale University Press)
  • Strathman, Nicole D., Through a Native Lens: American Indian Photography (University of Oklahoma Press)
  • Taylor, Sue, Grant Wood’s Secrets (University of Delaware Press)

See a list of recent recipients


Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these publishing grants in 1975.

The Millard Meiss Publication Fund grantees for Fall 2018 are:

  • Amstutz, Nina, Caspar David Friedrich: Landscape, Science, and the Self, (Yale University Press)
  • Campbell, Aurelia, Architecture and Empire in the Reign of Yongle, 1402-1424, (University of Washington Press)
  • Chanchani, Nachiket, Mountain Temples and Temple Mountains: Architecture, Religion, and Nature in the Central Himalayas, (University of Washington Press)
  • Deloria, Philip, Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract, (University of Washington Press)
  • Gerschultz, Jessica, Decorative Arts of the Tunisian École: Fabrications of Modernism, Gender, and Power, (Penn State University Press)
  • Mahon, Alyce, The Sadean Imagination: The Marquis de Sade, Terror, and the Avant-Garde (Princeton University Press)
  • McDowell, Tara, The Householders: Robert Duncan and Jess, (MIT Press)
  • Tsultemin, Uranchimeg, A Monastery on the Move: Art and Politics in Later Buddhist Mongolia, (University of Hawai‘i Press)

See a list of recipients from 1975 to the present


Questions? Please contact Cali Buckley, CAA grants and special programs manager, at 212-392-4435.

Filed under: Books, Grants and Fellowships