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Past Winners

Below is a list of all past recipients of the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant. The program supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American 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.


Angus, Siobhan, Camera Geologica: Temporality, Materiality, and Mining in Climate Breakdown, Duke University Press   

Bailey, Julia, Painting and Paranoia: The Specter of Communist Art in Cold War USA, University of Illinois Press  

Berlo, Janet, Not Native American Art? Fakes, Replicas, and Invented Traditions, University of Washington Press 

Buhmann, Stephanie, Frederick Kiesler: Galaxies, The Green Box, Berlin  

Chamberlain,  Colby, Fluxus Administration: George Maciunas and the Art of Paperwork, University of Chicago Press   

Horton, Jessica L., Earth Diplomacy: Indigenous American Art and Reciprocity, 1953–1973, Duke University Press  

Newbury, Darren, American Perspectives in Africa: Photographic Diplomacy and the Cold War Imagination, Penn State University Press  

Siddons, Louise, Good Pictures Are a Strong Weapon: Laura Gilpin and Navajo Sovereignty, University of Minnesota Press  


Boone, Emilie, A Nimble Arc: James Van Der Zee and Photography, Duke University Press   

Cowan, Sarah, Howardena Pindell: Reclaiming Abstraction, Yale University Press   

Hamilton, Elizabeth, Charting the Afrofuturist Imaginary in African American Art: The Black Female Fantastic, Taylor & Francis   

Taylor, Jacqueline, Amaza Lee Meredith Imagines Herself Modern: Architecture and the Black American Middle Class, The MIT Press   


Beal, Justin, Sandfuture, The MIT Press  

Campt,  Tina, A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See, The MIT Press  

Greene, Nikki A., Grime, Glitter, and Glass: The Body and the Sonic in Contemporary Black Art, Duke University Press  

Hyman, Aaron M., Rubens in Repeat: The Logic of the Copy in Colonial Latin America, Getty Research Institute  

Pérez, Laura E., and Ann Marie Leimer, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood: Art, Vision, Weaving, Duke University Press 

Quick, Jennifer E., Back to the Drawing Board: Ed Ruscha, Art, and Design in the 1960s, Yale University Press  

Smetzer, Megan A., Painful Beauty: Tlingit Women, Beadwork, and the Art of Resilience, University of Washington Press  

Stagg, Allison M., "Prints of a New Kind": Political Caricature in the United States, 1789-1830, The Pennsylvania State University Press  


Beil, Kimberly, Good Pictures: A History of Popular Photography, Stanford University Press

Boone, Elizabeth, Descendants of Aztec Pictography: The Cultural Encyclopedias of Sixteenth Century Mexico, The University of Texas Press

Bradnock, Lucy, No More Masterpieces: Modern Art After Artaud, Yale University Press

Ferrer, Elizabeth, Critical Lens: A History of Latinx Photography, University of Washington Press


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)


Fryd, Vivian, “Against Our Will”: Representing Sexual Trauma in American Art, 1970–2014. Penn State University Press.

Moore, Emily, For Future Generations: Tlingit, Haida, and American Art in Alaska’s New Deal Totem Parks. University of Washington Press.

Naeem, Asma, Out of Earshot: Sound and Technology in American Art, 1850–1900. University of California Press.

Sienkewicz, Julia, Epic Landscapes, Benjamin Latrobe and the Art of Watercolor. University of Delaware Press.

Weyl, Christina, The Women of Atelier 17: Craft, Creativity, and Modernist Printmaking. Yale University Press.


Ella Diaz, Flying under the Radar with the Royal Chicano Air Force: Mapping a Chicano/a Art History, University of Texas Press

Jason Hill, Artist as Reporter: Weegee, Ad Reinhardt, and the PM News Picture, University of California Press

Wadsworth Jarrell, AFRICOBRA: Experimental Art Toward a School of Thought, Duke University Press

Kellie Jones, South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, Duke University Press

Jennifer Josten, Mathias Goeritz: Modernist Art and Architecture in Cold War Mexico, Yale University Press

Lauren Kroiz, Cultivating Citizens: The Regional Work of Art in the New Deal Era, University of California Press

Tirza Latimer, Eccentric Modernism: Making Differences in the History of American Art, University of California Press

Jennifer Van Horn, The Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America, University of North Carolina Press


Anastasia Aukeman, Welcome to Painterland: Bruce Conner and the Rat Bastard Protective Association (Oakland:University of California Press, 2016)

Mary Campbell, Civil Saints: Polygamy, Pornography, and Mormon Citizenship in the Work of Charles Ellis Johnson, University of Chicago Press

Dale Allen Gyure, Serenity and Delight: The Architecture of Minoru Yamasaki, Yale University Press

Jessica Horton, Places to Stand: Native American Modernisms on an Undivided Earth, Duke University Press

Rebecca Peabody, Consuming Stories: Kara Walker and the Imagining of American Race (Oakland: University of California Press, 2016)

Nizan Shaked, The Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art, Manchester University Press


Bill Anthes, Edgar Heap of Birds (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015)

Susan Cahan, Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016)

Miguel de Baca, Memory Work: Anne Truitt and Sculpture (Oakland: University of California Press, 2015)

Elizabeth Milroy, The Grid and the River: Philadelphia’s Green Places, 1682–1876 (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2016)


Sarah Hamill David Smith in Two Dimensions

Ross Barrett, Rendering Violence: Riots, Strikes, and Upheavals in Nineteenth-Century American Art (Oakland: University of California Press, 2014).

Craig Burnett, Philip Guston: The Studio (London: Afterall Books, 2014).

Sarah Hamill, David Smith in Two Dimensions: Photography and the Matter of Sculpture (Oakland: University of California Press, 2015)

Sascha T. Scott, A Strange Mixture: The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015).

Karen Stanworth, Visibly Canadian: Imaging Collective Identities in the Canadas, 1820–1910 (Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2014).


Katherine A. Bussard, Unfamiliar Streets: Photographs by Richard Avedon, Charles Moore, Martha Rosler, and Philip-Lorca DiCorcia (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014).

Melissa Dabakis, A Sisterhood of Sculptors: American Artists in Nineteenth-Century Rome (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014).

Michael Lobel, John Sloan: Drawing on Illustration (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014).

Amy F. Ogata, Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013).

John Ott, Manufacturing the Modern Patron in Victorian California: Cultural Philanthropy, Industrial Capital, and Social Authority (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014).

Rachel Sailor, Meaningful Places: Landscape Photographers in the Nineteenth-Century American West (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2014).

George E. Thomas, Frank Furness and the Poetry of the Present: Architecture in the Age of the Great Machines, University of Pennsylvania Press.


Marian Wardle Weir Family

Amanda Carlson and Robin Poynor, Africa in Florida: Five Hundred Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State (Gainsville: University Press of Florida, 2014).

Mary K. Coffey, How a Revolutionary Art Became Official Culture: Murals, Museums, and the Mexican State (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012).

Mónica Domínguez Torres, Military Ethos and Visual Culture in Post-Conquest Mexico (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013).

Tatiana Flores, Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30! (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013).

Sue Rainey, Creating a World on Paper: Harry Fenn’s Career in Art (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2013).


Marianne Kinkel. Races of Mankind: The Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2011).

Analisa Leppanen-Guerra, Children’s Stories and “Child-Time” in the Works of Joseph Cornell and the Transatlantic Avant-Garde (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011).

Leo G. Mazow, Thomas Hart Benton and the American Sound (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012).

Maurie D. McInnis, Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011).

Marian Wardle, ed., The Weir Family, 1820–1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art (Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2011).


Marian Wardle Weir Family

Hiroko Ikegami, The Great Migrator: Robert Rauschenberg and the Global Rise of American Art (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010).

Kevin D. Murphy, Jonathan Fisher of Blue Hill, Maine: Commerce, Culture, and Community on the Eastern Frontier (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010).

David Raskin, Donald Judd (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010).

Alison Syme, A Touch of Blossom: John Singer Sargent and the Queer Flora of Fin-de-Siècle Art (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010).


Carol Clark, Charles Deas and 1840s America (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2009).

William Innes Homer, ed., The Paris Letters of Thomas Eakins (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009).

Anna Indych-López, Muralism without Walls: Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros in the United States, 1927–1940 (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009).

Kirk Savage, Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009).

Kristina Wilson, The Modern Eye: Stieglitz, MoMA, and the Art of the Exhibition, 1925–1934 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009).


Richard Steven Street Everyone Had Cameras

Joshua Shannon, The Disappearance of Objects: New York Art and the Rise of the Postmodern City (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009).

Richard Steven Street, Everyone Had Cameras: Photographers and Farmworkers in California, 1850 to 2000 (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008).

Annette Stott, Pioneer Cemeteries: Sculpture Gardens of the Old West (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008).


Jennifer A. Gonzalez, Subject to Display: Reframing Race in Contemporary Installation Art (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008).

Mary N. Woods, Beyond the Architect’s Eye: Photographs and the American Built Environment (University Park: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).


M. Elizabeth Boone, Vistas de España: American Views of Art and Life in Spain, 1860–1914 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007).

Claire Farago and Donna Pierce, Transforming Images: New Mexican Santos in-between Worlds (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006).

Julia B. Rosenbaum, Visions of Belonging: New England Art and the Making of American Identity (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006).