Kathleen Pyne ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ART HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME Project: "Modernism and the Feminine Voice: The Search for Woman in Art" Dates: Sept 2001 - July 2002 The study concentrates on six women artists during their years working in New York, 1900-1930, in order to understand how these women artists of the Stieglitz circle each differently engaged the practices and beliefs of artistic Modernism. Women artists to be included in this research are: Georgia O'Keeffe, Pamela Colman Smith, Gertrude Kasebier, Anne Brigman, Katharine Rhoades, Rebecca Salsbury Strand.
Mike Weaver CO-EDITOR, HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY (TAYLOR & FRANCIS, LONDON) Project: "Theory and Practice of the Equivalent in the Stieglitz-O'Keeffe Circle" Dates: Sept 2001 - Jan 2002 Dr. Weaver's project attempts to pursue the development of the theory of "Equivalence" in American Modernism, with special reference to Stieglitz and O'Keeffe, but also in the context of Arthur Dove and Marsden Hartley. He will trace in detail Stieglitz's understanding of the Equivalent in relation to the theories of G. Albert Aurier and Maurice Denis, as reflected in Gaugin and Van Gogh and mediated in the Stieglitz circle by Marius de Zayas.
Terri Weissman PH.D. CANDIDATE, ART & HUMANITIES, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Project: "SuperSight: The Photography of Berenice Abbott" Dates: Sept 2001 - March 2002 Ms. Weissman's dissertation is about the complexity of Abbot's deceptively simple belief that photography should provide the general public with realistic images of a changing world. It is about understanding Abbott's idea of realism, of analyzing why she made some very unfashionable artistic choices, and about exploring how her commitment to a realistic aesthetic led her to photograph science-based subject matter.
Anne Hammond (Honorary Recipient) CO-EDITOR, HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY (TAYLOR & FRANCIS, LONDON) Dr. Hammond is accompanying Dr. Weaver. Dates: Sept 2001 - Jan 2002 Dr. Hammond will write about Ansel Adams, commemorating his trip to Yosemite with O'Keeffe in 1938. Her book on Ansel Adams will be published by Yale University Press in Spring 2002.
Daniel H. Peck (Honorary Recipient) JOHN GUY VASSAR PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, VASSAR COLLEGE Project: "Changing Conceptions of Landscape in American Literature and Painting, 1830-1930" Dates: Feb 2002 - August 2002 The book proceeds through a set of paintings of American writers and landscape painters with deep commitments to "beauty" (as an idea and a value) embodied in landscape. While much of the study is devoted to the nineteenth century (it begins with James Fenimore Cooper and Thomas Cole), it arrives finally at the dawning of the twentieth century by representing this era as one in which-under the influence of early pragmatist philosophers such as George Santayana and William James-beauty undergoes a transformation, and shedding certain aspects of its conservatism, finds new avenues for its expression. Exemplifying this transformation are Georgia O'Keeffe and the writer and art critic John C. Van Dyke. Like O'Keeffe, Van Dyke came early in the new century to celebrate two new American landscapes, that of the west and that of the modern city.