Board of Directors and Staff


President: Saskia Spender, Gorky's granddaughter

Treasurer: Sarah Plimpton.  Sarah is a member of the Highstead Foundation (1984-present) and the Paris Review Foundation (2003-present). 

Secretary: Matthew Spender.  Matthew, 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 Arshile Gorky Goats on the Roof: A Life in Letters and Documents (2009).  

Natasha Gorky Young, Gorky’s daughter



Melissa Kerr.  Melissa is the Founation's Managing Director and the editor of the Arshile Gorky catalogue raisonné.  She also serves as the Foundation's Assistant Treasurer. 

Parker Field.  Parker is a researcher for the Arshile Gorky catalogue raisonné. 


In Memorium

Agnes "Mougouch" Gorky Fielding (June 1921 - June 2013)
Mougouch was Arshile Gorky's wife and mother of his two children, Maro and Natasha.  She was responsible for establishing the Arshile Gorky Foundation in 2005.  A full obituary can be read here