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The Henry Stern Prize in art history


In a tradition going back to 1972, the Art History faculty each year awards the Henry Stern Prize to the undergraduate who has written the best paper on an art historical topic. The highlight is the winner’s presentation of the paper to the university community at the end of the academic year. Previous winners and their topics are listed here.

HENRY STERN PRIZE

FOR THE BEST UNDERGRADUATE PAPER IN ART HISTORY

Newcomb Art Department

                         

YEAR

RECIPIENT

TITLE OF PAPER

2017

2016

2015

Taylor Hochstin

Dana Lynch

James Newton

Against the Inferiority of Interiority: Carolee Schneemann's 1975 Performance of 'Interior Scroll'

Jasper Johns' Racing Thoughts

Germanus, Alemanus, Noricus: The Imagined Geographies of Albrecht Dürer 1500-1511

2014

Gabrielle Stewart

William de Kooning Decoded: Contextualizing the Late Style

2013

Rachael Weiss

The Stained Glass of Lincoln Cathedral: Conceptions of the Jews in a Medieval Pilgrimage Church

2012

Anna Blum

Joan Mitchell and Feminine Subjectivity

2011

(two recipients)

Sopan Mohnot

Sean Knapp

 

2010

Rachel M. Granberry

Yoko Ono (exact title unavailable)

2009

Jena Bourgeois

 

2008

Margaret Floryan

 

2007

Mina Saadat

 

2006

(Not Awarded)

 

2005

Laura Cornell

Re-Reading Eve: The Dual Construction of the First Woman in the Art and Literature of the Middle Ages

2004

Brad E. Steinecke

The Deadly Prostitute in Manet's Olympia and Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

2003

(Two recipients)

 

 

Ms. Ariane Buglioni

The Relationship Between Aztec Base Reliefs and the Three-Dimensional Stone Sculptures They Adorn

 

Mr. James Merriman

Richard Prince

2002

Not Awarded

 

2001

Ms. Merissa Courtright

The Role of Fashion in Art in the Late 19th Century

2000

Ms. Lindsey P. Schneider

Antique Sources in Michelangelo's Battle of Cascina

1999

Ms. Cary K. Robertson

Edouard Manet: A Modern Storyteller

1998

Ms. Christ T. Stefanski

La Femme of Manet and Degas

1997

Ms. Mukti Kuhn

Lorna Simpson and the Scopophilic Gaze

1996

Ms. Melissa McDowell

Women as Spectacle: Issues of Gender in Renoir and Degas

1995

Ms. Andrea Kate Sheerin

Formalist Reading of a Most Informel Artist: Clement Greenberg on Jean Dubuffet, Jean Dubuffet on Post-War Paris

1994

Mr. Marty R. Gould

Impressionism and Modernity in Degas and Manet

1993

Ms. Andrea Mazur

Tarsila Do Amaral: A Modern Brazilian Painter and Her Country

1992

Ms. Michelle V. Packer

Monet and Morisot at the Seaside

1991

Ms. Cary Trochesset

A Comparison Between Manet and Goya

1990

Mr. Bryan Bruno

Aristocratic Idyll and Feminine Display: Renoir's The Loge and At The Concert

1989

Mr. Joshua R. Fishbein

Mood Captured in Painting and in Literature

1988

Mr. Bret Gustafson

On the Survival of Indigenous Elements in 16th Century Mexican Atrium Crosses

1987

Ms. Pamela Ann Geller

Miro's Portrait of a Young Girl vs. Magritte's Rape: A Study of Form and Content in Terms of Freudian Implications

1986

Ms. Cheryl Ann Watkins

 

 

Ms. Jo Sod

(runner up)

A Comparison Between Benjamin West's Romeo and Juliet, c. 1778, and his Romance with Elizabeth Shewell

1985

Ms. Lisa Happy Fisher

English Glass: Aspects of Trade Between England and America in the 18th and 19th Centuries

19884

Ms. Ketti Lynn Neil

Escapism: Cultural 'Myths' in France During the Late 18th and 19th Centuries

1983

Ms. Madeleine M. Grynsztejn

 

1982

Mr. David Lee Carlson

 

 

Ms. Suzy Smith

(honorable mention)

Topic-The Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (exact title unavailable)

1981

Mr. William Scoggin

Klimt and Schiele: Transition in Vienna

1980

Ms. Katherine "Kit" Sharp

Jean Arp and Naum Garbo: A Question of Order

1979

Ms. Sarah Shields

The Use of Words in Magritte's Work

 

Ms. Jane Cheeseman

(runner up)

Louis Sullivan: Architect

1978

Ms. Kim Gernsbacher

Stained Glass Windows of New Orleans

 

Ms. Ellen Lee Rodgers

The Relationship of Religion and Art in Mesoamerica

1977

Ms. Kathleen Ann Curran

Pietro da Cortona's Pamphili Palace Frescoes

 

Ms. Debra Lyn Ciaravella

Topic- The Influence of Egypt in Furniture making, Particularly Following the Carter Discovery of King Tut's Tomb (exact title unavailable)

1976

Ms. Ann W. Bowdler and Ms. Lucille M. Leonowens (jointly awarded)

Catalogue for the Exhibition: Traditional Indian Costume of Guatemala

1975

Dale Ann Spizer Aronson

The Sculptures of Max Ernst

 

Ms. Mary Elizabeth Holley

Topic- Henri Rousseau: Primitive Folk Artist or Precursor of Modern Art (exact title unavailable)

1974

Ms. Elizabeth J. Lindsay

Ukiyo-E:: Le Porte Chinoise Revisited or the Influence of Japanese Art on Impressionism

1973

(Two recipients)

 

 

Ms. Patricia Crosby

Caeretan Vases

 

Ms. Barbara Sontheimer

Channel Imagery: Domestic Streetscapes

1972

Ms. Jean Farnsworth

The 5th Century Interior Mosaics of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome

 


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