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2023 IFPDA FOUNDATION BOOK AWARD: Paper Knives, Paper Crowns; Political Prints in the Dutch Republic

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

12:00PM ET

Join Maureen Warren, Daniel Horst, and Meredith Hale for an exploration of the satirical visual strategies that early modern Netherlandish printmakers—such as Joan Blaeu, Romeyn de Hooghe, Willem Jacobsz and Claes Jansz Visscher—used to memorialize historical events, lionize (or demonize) domestic and international leaders, and instigate collective action. Published for an exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, Paper Knives, Paper Crowns provides a chronological arc and thematic overview of Netherlandish political prints, addressing multiple types of printmaking as well as the medium’s relationship to other art forms, engaging with art historical scholarship and studies of early modern political history and theory in the process.

Maureen Warren is Curator of European and American Art before 1850 at Krannert Art Museum, where she has curated exhibitions on medieval manuscripts, early modern European art and natural history, early modern European religious and mythological prints, Dutch political prints, blue and white ceramics, and the ink paintings of Shozo Sato (b. 1933). Before coming to KAM, Warren was an Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Research Fellow in the Prints and Drawings Department of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Daniel Horst is a researcher in the History Department at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. He received his doctorate in 2001 from the Free University Amsterdam where his dissertation centered on printmaking and propaganda during the Dutch Revolt. Horst publishes regularly on religious and political prints from the sixteenth and later centuries.

Meredith Hale is a Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture (E&R)
Dr. Hale received her PhD from Columbia University in New York and was the Speelman Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, from 2009 to 2018. She joined Exeter as a lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture in 2019. She is a specialist in Netherlandish art of the early modern period (c. 1550-1700).

Dr. Hale was awarded a Research Fellowship from The Leverhulme Trust (2023-24) to write her second book on a series of oil sketches by Anthony van Dyck (Boughton House, Northamptonshire) for his famous print series known as The Iconography. She is Principal Organiser of the Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) Conference, ‘Britain and the Low Countries: cultural exchange past, present & future’, London and Cambridge (10-13 July 2024)

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