Anastasia Belyaeva, PhD researcher and teaching assistant in the Department of Art History and Musicology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, has been awarded the 2022 Schulman and Bullard Article Prize. Now in its eighth 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. Belyaeva’s article, “A Limited Run: How the Scarcity of Drypoint Facilitated the Unprecedented Rise in its Practice in the 19th Century,” was published in the Histoire de l’art, no 88, 2021/2.
An Honorable Mention has been awarded to Talitha Maria G. Schepers, PhD (expected August 2022), at The Courtauld Institute of Art, for her article, “Art and Diplomacy: Pieter Coecke van Aelst’s 1533 Journey to Constantinople,” in Diplomatic Cultures at the Ottoman Court, c.1500–1630, ed. Tracey A. Sowerby and Christopher Markiewicz (Routledge 2021).
In her article, Belyaeva focuses on the technical nature of the drypoint printing technique and how it led to a rise in market demand during the nineteenth century. As noted by one juror, Belyaeva “clearly reconciles the technical aspects of the medium with the market’s desire for original artwork, while pointing out the flaws in the system.” Another juror wrote, “The discussion throughout the article well supports the goal of analyzing the natural scarcity of the technique in relation to its popularity and use. Specifically, the case of Tissot’s marketing strategy was an excellent example to demonstrate drypoint’s popularity.” The article provides a clear and convincing characterization of the confluence of factors that led to the rise in popularity of the drypoint printing technique, and is an important read for curators, conservators, collectors, and print scholars.
APS would like to thank this year’s jurors for their diligence and generosity in reading the submissions: Deborah LaCamera, Art Conservator, Studio TKM Associates; Patricia Mainardi, Professor Emeritus in the Doctoral Program in Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York; and Lindsey Tyne, Associate Paper Conservator, The Morgan Library & Museum.
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 2023 prize, the deadline for which is January 31, 2023. Please visit the APS website for more details about submitting an article for consideration: http://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 the 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 the APS Grants Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this announcement.