Image Rights and Reproductions

A girl in a white dress sits on a wood floor looking at a a book of Japanese prints unfolded.

William Merritt Chase, Shinnecock Studio Interior, 1892, pastel on paper mounted on canvas, 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.5

The Terra Foundation encourages fair use and academic fair use of the contents of this website. Use of certain images of artworks in the foundation’s collection may require permission by a third-party copyright holder.

Academic and Educational Use

Many images of artworks in the Terra Foundation collection are available for download for academic or educational use from the Terra Foundation website. If a downloadable image is available, the download link appears beneath the image, alongside the required caption and credit line. The Terra Foundation asks that the caption and credit line provided be used in all academic uses. You may browse collection images online.

Guidelines for academic fair use have been set forth by American Alliance of Museums and College Art Association.

You are solely responsible for the download or use of any images from the Terra Foundation site. It is your responsibility to verify or to accept any rights information provided as well as to obtain any additional permission or clearances that may be required for images of artworks protected by copyright or a third party.

The Terra Foundation also makes high resolution images available through the ArtStor Digital Library. For information on ArtStor access and accounts, please visit their website. Access to ArtStor may be provided by your academic institution.

Museums, scholars, and non-profits are encouraged to request permission using the contact information detailed below, in order to receive high quality images suitable for publication.


For permission to reproduce images of artworks owned by the Terra Foundation in exhibition catalogues, University Press, or other non-profit publications, please contact:

Andrew Reyes-Burkholder
Collection Associate
Terra Foundation for American Art
120 East Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
[email protected]
Phone: +1 312 654 2260

Requests should include:

  • Title and description of the publication
  • Expected month and year of publication
  • Language(s) of publication
  • Planned print run

Please also include the publisher’s name and the physical mailing address of the publisher.


Copyright for certain images of artworks in the Terra Foundation collection may be held by a third party, such as an artist’s estate or artist groups, in addition to the Terra Foundation. Once we receive your request, we may advise you about third-party rights. As an end user, you are solely responsible for the use of any images from the Terra Foundation. Reproduction of any images © Artists Rights Society (ARS) or images © VAGA (Visual Artists and Galleries Association, Inc.) is prohibited without written authorization from:

Artists Rights Society (ARS)
65 Bleecker Street, 12th floor
New York, NY, 10012
Phone: +1 212 420 9160
Fax: +1 212 420 9286

Commercial Products

Use of the foundation’s images requires licensing through our agent, Art Resource. Licensing is limited to the specific permissions granted by contract, and any use outside the terms of the license will constitute a breach of contract.

For permissions to use Terra Foundation images for posters, cards, slides, calendars, or any other commercial products contact:

Art Resource
65 Bleecker Street, 12th floor
New York, NY, 10012
Phone: +1 212 505 8700
Fax: +1 212 505 2053
[email protected]

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