The following is a list of Guggenheim Fellowships awarded in 1959. Guggenheim Fellowships are American grants that have been awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those "who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts." Each year, the foundation makes several hundred awards in each of two separate competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada and the other to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-born composer (also awarded a Fellowship in 1961)
- Karl Korte, composer (also awarded a Fellowship in 1970)
- Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky, Professor and Director Emeritus, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University.
- Ulfert Wilke, German-born American calligrapher and painter (also awarded a Fellowship in 1960)
- Philip Roth, celebrated American author for his debut work, Goodbye Columbus
- Kahlil Gibran, Deceased. Sculptor, Boston, Massachusetts:(also awarded a Fellowship in 1960)
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