Board of Directors and Staff


President: Saskia Spender, Gorky's granddaughter

Natasha Gorky Young, Gorky’s daughter

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), Arshile Gorky Goats on the Roof: A Life in Letters and Documents (2009), and, most recently, Arshile Gorky: The Plow and the Song: A Life in Letters and Documents (2018).

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



Parker Field, Managing Director. Parker began his work with the Foundation in 2015 as a researcher for the Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné and in 2018 he became Managing Director. Parker has worked with the Jan I Brueghel Drawings Catalogue Raisonné and as a researcher and image assistant for The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne, an onlilne catalogue raisonné (2019).

Eileen Costello, Editor of the Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné, joined the catalogue raisonné project in 2019. She is editor and project director of the recently published Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonné of Drawing, a Menil Foundation/Yale University Press publication (2018). She has served as advisor to the Ad Reinhardt Catalogue Raisonné and is working with the Tony Smith Foundation on the catalogue raisonné of Smith's architectural work. Dr. Costello has taught at Hunter College, City University of New York, and has lectured on abstract expressionism, and participated in panels on catalogue raisonné research at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Menil Collection, Houston; the Rothko Chapel, Houston; Stony Brook University; Pollock-Krasner House, East Hampton, N.Y.; and Kettle's Yard, Cambridge. She has written catalogue essays and articles on postwar American art and is author of the monograph Brice Marden (Phaidon 2013). She received her Ph.D from the University of Texas at Austin

Julia May Boddewyn, Catalogue Raisonné Researcher/Project Associate. As an independent researcher, Julia has over two decades of experience investigating and documenting works of art in private collections with a special focus on provenance, exhibition, and literature histories. She has also been engaged in research projects for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, International Foundation for Art Research, and MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings, Inc. Julia has written catalogue essays and is a contributor to the exhibition catalogue Picasso and American Art (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2006). She holds a Master’s degree in art history from Hunter College, City University of New York and a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from Connecticut College.

Anna McCormick-Goodhart, Catalogue Raisonné Researcher/Project Associate, has conducted research and managed artists’ archives at Gagosian Gallery, New York, and Hauser & Wirth, New York, where she also worked on editorial projects and assisted in devising an archival inventory system for a collection of mixed-media installations and works on paper by Louise Bourgeois. She has ventured in publishing and participated in the New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1. Anna holds a Master of Philosophy in the history of art and architecture from Cambridge University, where one area of her research focused on the intersections of new media, narrative form, and digital archiving.

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