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Prize for a Distinguished Publication in the History of Collecting in America

The Prize for a Distinguished Publication in the History of Collecting in America, is awarded biennially by The Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

  • book cover of The Steins Collect with colorful painting of woman in hat

    2015 Prize

    Janet Bishop, Cécile Debray, and Rebecca Rabinow for The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde. The prize is shared with essayists Isabel Alfandary, Emily Braun, Edward Burns, Claudine Grammont, Hélène Klein, Martha Lucy, Carrie Pilto, Gary Tinterow, Kate Mendillo and Robert Parker.

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  • cover of book Get There First, depicting lamp, woman face and legs

    2013 Prize

    Jennifer Farrell, Get There First, Decide Promptly: The Richard Brown Baker Collection of Postwar Art, Yale University Art Gallery, 2011. The prize is shared with essayists Thomas Crow, Serge Guilbaut, Jan Howard, Robert Storr, and Judith Tannenbaum.

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  • cover of book, Hearst the Collector, with photo of suits of armor in great hall

    2011 Prize

    Mary Levkoff, Hearst The Collector, New York and Los Angeles, 2008

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  • book cover of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Art of Japan, with Japanese painting of bridge in rain and photo of man

    2009 Prize

    Julia Meech, Frank Lloyd Wright and the Art of Japan: The Architect's Other Passion, New York, 2000

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