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The AAF/Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts

Each year, The AAF/Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts provides fine arts graduate students at American universities, or those who have completed their graduate studies within the past two years, fellowships to study at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Salzburg in Austria.

Founded in 1953 by Oskar Kokoschka, as The School of Vision, the International Summer Academy offers a unique working environment at the Hohensalzburg Fortress, situated on a hill overlooking the city. The fellowship recipients study with well-known and highly respected artists, curators and art critics from around the world and immerse themselves in a European contemporary art scene, quite different from their U.S. academic environment.

The AAF/Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts is funded through the generosity of AAF trustee Gerhard Seebacher and his wife Angelika.


Fellows 2021


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Northwestern University


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Sophia DAUD

California Institute of the Arts


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University of Texas
at Austin


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University of Tennessee,





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