Smith College’s Laura Kalba Honored for Her Book Color in the Age of Impressionism

Laura Kalba, the Priscilla Paine Van der Poel Associate Professor of Art at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, was awarded the Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies from the Institute of French Studies at New York University. The award is given out every two years.

Dr. Kalba was honored for her book Color in the Age of Impressionism: Commerce, Technology, and Art (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017). Earlier the book won the 2018 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association. The book examines the impact of new color technologies on French visual and material culture.

Dr. Kalba is a graduate of Concordia University. She holds a master’s degree from McGill University in Montreal and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.

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