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), 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).

Natasha Gorky Young, Gorky’s daughter



Parker Field.  Parker started at the Foundation in 2015 as a researcher and administrative assistant for the Arshile Gorky catalogue raisonné. In 2018 he was promoted to Managing Director.


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