UW–Madison’s Tandem Press has awarded graduate students David Love and Emilee Taxman the Gabriele S. Haberland Graduate Student Printmaking Award for Travel to Europe.

In 2019, UW–Madison Professor Emeritus Willy Haeberli established two annual travel awards of $4,000 each in honor of his late wife, Gabriele Haberland. Haberland believed in the power of travel to expand a student’s worldview and influence their artistic development, and she especially believed that art was best viewed in person rather than in reproduction or online.

Haberland’s husband created this scholarship in her name so that UW–Madison graduate students in printmaking could further their studies and experience firsthand the works of Europe’s master printmakers.

Both Love and Taxman are pursuing MFA degrees in printmaking in the School of Education’s Art Department, and expect to graduate in May 2024. Love will use the award funds to visit Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany, where he plans to visit both historic and contemporary print shops and study the relationship between historic preservation and progressive innovation.

He wrote in his application: “My goal for this travel opportunity would be to learn about the lineage from the old masters of printmaking to the rise of commercial printing to the shift toward fine art publishing as an alternative art market. I want to experience contemporary print studios that are rooted in historic places to see how the lineage of printmaking is honored today from the European artists and printers themselves.”