Eldredge Prize Recipients

2023: Caitlin Meehye Beach | View press release
Sculpture at the Ends of Slavery.. Oakland: University of California Press, 2022.

2022Vivien Green Fryd | View press releaseAgainst Our Will: Sexual Trauma in American Art Since 1970. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2019.

2021: Cherise Smith | View press release
Michael Ray Charles: A Retrospective. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2020.

2020: Linda Kim | View press release
Race Experts: Sculpture, Anthropology, and the American Public in Malvina Hoffman’s Races of Mankind.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018.

2019: Nizan Shaked | View press release
The Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art. Manchester, U.K.: Manchester University Press, 2017.

2018: Susan Rather | View press release
The American School: Artists and Status in the Late Colonial and Early National Era. New Haven and London: Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2016.

2017: Jennifer L. Roberts | View press release
Transporting Visions: The Movement of Images in Early America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.

2016: Michael Lobel | View press release
John Sloan: Drawing on Illustration. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014.

2015: Amy Lyford
Isamu Noguchi’s Modernism: Negotiating Race, Labor, and Nation, 1930–1950. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013.

2014: Wendy Bellion
Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2011.

2013: Leo Mazow
Thomas Hart Benton and the American Sound. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012.

2012: Maurie D. McInnis
Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.

2011: Kristina Wilson
The Modern Eye: Stieglitz, MoMA, and the Art of Exhibition, 1925–1934. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

2010: Kirk Savage
Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape.Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.

2009: Cécile Whiting
Pop L.A.: Art and the City in the 1960s. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

2008: J. M. Mancini
Pre-Modernism: Art-World Change and American Culture from the Civil War to the Amory Show. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.

2007: Rebecca Zurier
Picturing the City: Urban Vision and the Ashcan School. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

2006: Margaretta M. Lovell
Art in a Season of Revolution: Painters, Artisans, and Patrons in Early America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.

2005: Elizabeth Johns
Winslow Homer: The Nature of Observation. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

2004: David M. Lubin
Shooting Kennedy: JFK and the Culture of Images. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

2003: Richard Meyer
Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

2002: Anthony W. Lee
Picturing Chinatown: Art and Orientalism in San Francisco. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

2001: Jodi Hauptman
Joseph Cornell: Stargazing in the Cinema. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

2000: Wanda M. Corn
The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915-1935. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

1999: Caroline A. Jones
Machine in the Studio: Constructing the Postwar American Artist. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

1998: Sarah Burns
Inventing the Modern Artist: Art and Culture in Gilded Age America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996.

1997:Sue Rainey
Creating Picturesque America: Monument to the Natural and Cultural Landscape. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 1994.

1996: Michael Leja 
Reframing Abstract Expressionism: Subjectivity and Painting in the 1940s. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.

1995: Angela L. Miller 
The Empire of the Eye: Landscape Representation and American Cultural Politics, 1825–1875. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993.

1994: Sally M. Promey 
Spiritual Spectacles: Vision and Image in Mid-Nineteenth Century Shakerism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993.

1993: Erika Doss 
Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

1992: Richard P. Wunder 
Hiram Powers: Vermont Sculptor, 1805–1873. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1989.

1991: Michele Bogart 
Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York City, 1890–1930. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.

1990: (2 winners)
Michael Fried 
Realism, Writing, Disfiguration: On Thomas Eakins and Stephen Crane. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Alan Trachtenberg 
Reading American Photographs: Images As History, Mathew Brady to Walker Evans. New York: Hill and Wang, 1989.

1989: Edward J. Nygren 
Views and Visions: American Landscape Before 1830. Washington, D.C.: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1986.