The Southeastern College Art Conference recently gave the award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication to the Georgia Museum of Art for its publication Corpus of Early Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections: The South.
The author, Perri Lee Roberts of the University of Miami in Florida, discusses more than
400 paintings, each with a high-quality reproduction. Three volumes make up this publication, which covers early Italian paintings in public collections in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Puerto Rico. The corpus includes 12 paintings in the collection of the Georgia Museum of Art. In 1993, Bruce Cole of Indiana University and the late Andrew Ladis of UGA initiated the project of the corpus publications to catalog and illustrate every Italian painting on panel and canvas dating between 1250 and 1500 in public collections across North America, with its first part focusing on the American South.