About Master Drawings

Master Drawings Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of New York on March 16, 1962, for the purpose of disseminating knowledge in the field of Western draftsmanship since the Renaissance. Its mission is fulfilled mainly through the publication of the subscription-based, academic quarterly Master Drawings, which was launched in 1963. The founding Editor was the late Felice Stampfle, Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York; the first Associate Editors were the late Jacob Bean, Curator of Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the late Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, who was a professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
Master Drawings is the leading international periodical for the study of drawings from the fourteenth century to the present day in Europe and the Americas. Edited to the highest academic standards, it seeks to present the best and most important new research in a clear, elegant, and accessible format. The journal is primarily concerned with the publication of newly discovered material, significant reattributions, and fresh interpretations.


Each issue, extensively illustrated with high-quality color and black-and-white images, consists of approximately 144 pages of articles, notes, exhibition and book reviews, as well as trade advertising. Other features, such as interviews with living artists and essays about historical collectors or collections, are intended to foster a sense of continuity between the pre-modern and modern eras.


The journals target readership is a diverse and interrelated constituency of international curators, academics, students, collectors, and dealers. The language of the quarterly is English, but submissions are encouraged from a broad range of specialists throughout the world, mainly Europe and the Americas.


Master Drawings Association, Inc. may hold events that advance its mission and promote contact and collaboration within all sectors of the international drawings community. In light of changing research patterns in a digital age, the Board of Directors is committed to maintaining an online presence for the journal in order to increase its accessibility by making past content available through internet archiving programs.

Editorial Board

Emerita Head of the Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Jane Turner,

Retired, formerly Curator of Old Master Drawings, National Gallery of Art, and Senior Scholar for Drawings, Harvard Art Museums

Margaret Morgan Grasselli,
Deputy Editor

Curator of Old Master and 19th Century Drawings, The Debra and Leon Black Collection in New York

Marco Simone Bolzoni,
Associate Editor

Former Acquavella Curator and Department Head, Modern and Contemporary Drawings, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY

Isabelle Dervaux,
Associate Editor

Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Department Head, Drawings and Prints, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY

John Marciari,
Associate Editor

Curator, Department of Drawings & Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Perrin Stein,
Reviews Editor

Eugene and Clare Thaw Curator, Drawings and Prints, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY

Jennifer Tonkovich,
Associate Editor

The Christopher Brown Curator of Northern European Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, U.K.

An Van Camp,
Associate Editor

Board of Directors

Clement C. Moore II, President

George S. Abrams, Vice President

Elizabeth M. Eveillard, Vice President

Diane A. Nixon, Vice President

Robert Loper, Secretary

George Frelinghuysen, Treasurer

Colin B. Bailey

Anne Searle Bent

Mickey Cartin

Celia Hilliard

Alexander B. V. Johnson

David Lachenmann

Janine Luke

Lionel Sauvage