Elizabeth Savage, Senior Lecturer in Book History and Communications, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London has been awarded the 2020 Schulman and Bullard Article Prize. Now in its sixth year, this award is given by the Association of Print Scholars (APS) to an article published by an early-career scholar that features compelling and innovative research on prints or printmaking. Savage’s article, “Identifying Hans Baldung Grien’s Colour Printer, c. 1511-12” was published in Burlington Magazine, Volume 161 (October 2019): 830-839.

Dr. Elizabeth Savage

Honorable Mentions have been awarded to Tomasz Grusiecki, Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art, Design & Visual Studies, Boise State University, and Erin Sullivan Maynes, Assistant Curator, Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, for their articles, “Michal Boym, the Sum Xu, and the Reappearing Image” in Journal of Early Modern History, volume 23, issue 2-3 (May 2019): 296-324 and “Making Money: Notgelt and the Material Experience of Inflation in Weimar Germany” in Art History, volume 42, number 4 (September 2019): 678-701, respectively.

In her article, Savage shifts the traditional focus in the attribution process from woodblock designer to woodblock printer and, in doing so, convincingly identifies how, and by whom, Baldung’s intricate early colored prints were successfully realized. As noted by one juror, “Utilizing contextual history and connoisseurship, the author builds a compelling case in dating, adjudicating attribution and constructing likely relationships.” Additionally, as another juror wrote, Savage “illuminates the networked nature of printmaking, or rather she demonstrates the importance of understanding its division of labor.” The article provides a fascinating alternative to traditional methods of print analysis and will, without doubt, engage the interest of curators, conservators, collectors, and scholars.

APS would like to thank this year’s jurors for their diligence and generosity in reading this year’s submissions: S. Hollis Clayson, Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Art History and of History, Northwestern University; Annette Manick, Head of Paper Conservation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Emily Peters, Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Hans Baldung, The Witches, 1510

The Schulman and Bullard Article Prize, which carries a $2,000 prize, is generously sponsored by Susan Schulman and Carolyn Bullard, both private print dealers. Following the mission of APS, articles can feature aspects of printmaking across any geographic region and all chronological periods. APS is currently accepting submissions for the 2021 prize up to the deadline of January 31, 2021. Please visit the APS website for more details about submitting an article for consideration: https://printscholars.org/awards/

APS is a nonprofit members’ group for enthusiasts of printmaking that brings together the diverse community of curators, collectors, academics, graduate students, artists, conservators, critics, independent scholars, and art dealers. APS’s goals are to encourage innovative and interdisciplinary study of printmaking and to facilitate dialogue among its members. Over 500 people from all over the world have become members since APS launched in 2014.

Please contact Angela Campbell, APS Grants Coordinator, at angela@printscholars.org with any questions regarding this announcement.