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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

Andreas Marks and Rhiannon Paget

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


Published 2017


Susan Dackerman

Corita Kent and the Language of Pop


Published 2015

Harvard Art Museums and Distributed by Yale University Press

Lyle Williams

Estampas de la Raza


Published 2012

University of Texas Press

Peter Parshall

The Woodcut in Fifteenth-Century Europe


Published 2009

Yale University Press

John Ittmann

Mexico and Modern Printmaking: A Revolution in the Graphic Arts, 1920 to 1950


Published 2006

Philadelphia Museum of Art and the McNay Art Museum in association with Yale University Press

Wendy Weitman

Kiki Smith: Prints, Books & Things


Published 2003

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

John Ittmann

The Enchanted World of German Romantic Prints 1770-1850


Published 2017

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Clifford S. Ackley

Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau


Published 2014

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Susan Dackerman

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe


Published 2011

Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press

Dr. Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe

Print Publishing in Sixteenth-Century Rome: Growth and Expansion, Rivalry and Murder


Published 2008

Harvey Miller Publishers

Richard H. Axsom

Drawn from Nature: The Plant Lithographs of Ellsworth Kelly


Published 2005

Yale University Press and Grand Rapids Art Museum

Antony Griffiths

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


Published 2016

The British Museum

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

New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish: Rembrandt


Published 2013

Sound and Vision Publishers

Elizabeth Prelinger and Andrew Robison

Edvard Munch: Master Prints


Published 2010

The National Gallery of Art in association with DelMonico Books – Prestel

Dr. Achim Gnann

Parmigianino und Sein Kreis, Druckgraphik aus der Sammlung Baselitz (Parmigianino and His Circle: Prints from the Baselitz Collection)


Published 2007

Hatje Cantz Verlag and the Staatlischen Graphischen Sammlung München

Peter Fuhring

Ornament Prints in the Rijksmuseum II; The Seventeenth Century Part One, Two and Three


Published 2004

Rijksmuseum and Sound & Vision Publishers, Rotterdam