The IFPDA Foundation provides various grants and awards throughout the year, benefiting many deserving institutions and organizations. Currently, the foundation offers Foundation Grants, the Book Award, Curatorial Internship grants, the Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize, and the Jordan Schnitzer Award for Excellence in Printmaking. 



The IFPDA Book Award was founded in 2004 to highlight and promote published books, articles, or catalogues on fine prints. This annual award honors excellence in research, scholarship, and the discussion of new ideas in the field of fine prints. The award provides one outstanding recipient and publication with a prize of $2,000, and represents another milestone for the organization. As a result, the winner will receive acclaim from one of the most recognizable bodies in the print world.

The application for the 2020 IFPDA Foundation Book Award will open in the new year.


The jury limits its consideration to books published during the prior year. Each submission will be vetted by members of the jury, who have been selected according to their expertise in that particular field or specialty. They will consider the use of original ideas, fresh research and individual interpretations. The jury will review the submissions and the award will be announced at the Collectors and Curators Breakfast during the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair in October.

Click here to apply.

2019 Winner


The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy

Naoko Takahatake
with contributions by Jonathan Bober, Jamie Gabbarelli,

Antony Griffiths, Peter Parshall, and Linda Stiber Morenus


Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Delmonico Books - Prestel
Munich, London, New York


Hiroshige and Eisen: The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaido

Andreas Marks and Rhiannon Paget


Published 2017


Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

Susan Dackerman

Harvard Art Museums and Distributed by Yale University Press

Published 2015


The Enchanted World of German Romantic Prints 1770-1850

John Ittmann

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Published 2017


Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau

Clifford S. Ackley

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Published 2014


The Print Before Photography: An Introduction to European Printmaking 1550-1820

Antony Griffiths

The British Museum

Published 2016


New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish: Rembrandt

Compiled by Erik Hinterding and Jaco Rutgers; edited by Ger Luijten

Sound and Vision Publishers

Published 2013

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