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Past Winners

Below is a list of all past recipients of the Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant. The program supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects. For this grant program, “American art” is defined as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States. 


Philippe Artières, Attica, USA, 1971, Le Point du Jour

Emily Burns, Transnational Frontiers: The Visual Culture of the American West in the French Imagination, 1867-1914, University of Oklahoma Press

Sophie Cras, The Artist as Economist: Art and Capitalism in the 1960s, Yale University Press

Kenji Kajiya, Formless Modernism: Color Field Painting and 20th-Century American Culture, University of Tokyo Press

Kate Lemay, Triumph of the Dead: The American War Cemeteries in France, University of Alabama Press

ShiPu Wang, The Other American Moderns, Pennsylvania State University Press


Jean-Pierre Criqui and Céline Flécheux, eds., Robert Smithson. Mémoire et entropie, Les presses du réel

Erika Doss, Twentieth-Century American Art, translated into Armenian by Vardan Azatyan, Eiva Arts Foundation

Eva Ehninger and Antje Krause-Wahl, eds., In Terms of Painting (Berlin: Revolver Publishing, 2016)

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, Colossal: Engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, and Panama Canal, translated into French by Karine Douplitzky, Éditions des archives contemporaines

Rockwell Kent, Voyaging Southward from the Strait of Magellan, translated into Spanish and edited by Fielding D. Dupuy, Amarí Peliowski, and Catalina Valdés, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Chile) and Ediciones Universidad Alberto Hurtado

Will Norman, Transatlantic Aliens: Modernism, Exile and Culture in Midcentury America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016)

Annika Öhrner, ed., Art in Transfer in the Era of Pop: Curatorial Practices and Transnational Strategies (Huddinge: Södertörn University, 2017)

Joshua Shannon, The Recording Machine: Art and Fact during the Cold War, Yale University Press

Fred Turner, Le cercle démocratique: Le design multimédia de la Seconde Guerre mondiale aux années pyschédéliques, trans. Anne Lemoine (Caen: C & F Éditions, 2016)


Celeste-Marie Bernier, Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2015)

René Brimo, The Evolution of Taste in American Collecting, trans. and ed. Kenneth Haltman (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017)

J. B. Jackson, Habiter l’ouest (A Sense of Place, A Sense of Time), Wildproject Editions

David Lubin, Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)

Frank Mehring, The Mexico Diary: Winold Reiss between Vogue Mexico and Harlem Renaissance (Trier, Germany, and Tempe, AZ: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier and Bilingual Press, 2016)

Jennifer Mundy, Man Ray: Writings on Art (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2016)

The Seth Siegelaub Source Book, Walther König

Hélène Valance, Nuits américaines: L’art du nocturne aux États-Unis, 1890–1917 (Paris: Presses de l’université Paris-Sorbonne, 2015)