Board of Directors and Staff
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Agnes “Mougouch” Gorky Fielding, Gorky’s widow
Secretary: Maro Gorky Spender, Gorky’s daughter
Treasurer: Natasha Gorky Young, Gorky’s daughter
Assistant Treasurer: Ralph E. Lerner, Withers Bergman LLP
Matthew Spender, Gorky’s son-in-law, is a sculptor and writer. His publications include Within Tuscany (1992), From a High Place: A Life of Arshile Gorky (1999) and a new compilation of primary sources on Gorky called Arshile Gorky Goats on the Roof: A Life in Letters and Documents (2009).
Sarah Whitfield is an art historian, writer and curator. She is co-author of the René Magritte Catalogue Raisonné and a member of the Comité Magritte, the authentication committee set up by the Fondation Magritte in 2000. In addition to her advisory role at the Arshile Gorky Foundation, she is currently editing the Catalogue Raisonné of William Scott and serves on the authentication committee for the Estate of Francis Bacon.
Melissa Kerr, Managing Director
Melissa Kerr is the editor of the Arshile Gorky catalogue raisonné and is a member of the Arshile Gorky catalogue raisonné committee. Most recently, she authored the chronology of Gorky’s life in the exhibition catalogue Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective (Philadelphia Museum of Art and Yale University Press, 2009).
Chelsea Cooksey, Researcher
Chelsea Cooksey has held previous posts as Curatorial Assistant and Project Assistant. She earned her MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History from SUNY Purchase College, where she wrote a thesis on Gorky called Arshile Gorky: The Abstraction of Symbol, Figure and Form.