What wonderful news! Press release below:
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Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards $25,000 Research Fellowship
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, a New York City-based philanthropy, has awarded $25,000 to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center for a Research Fellowship. The recipient is Ruth Appelhof, Ph.D., the former director of Guild Hall, the East Hampton cultural center, who is researching a book on Krasner.
“We are pleased to support Dr. Appelhof’s research,” said the foundation’s chairman and CEO Charles C. Bergman. “Her diligent scholarship, enhanced by her personal interaction with Lee Krasner, will contribute significantly to our goal of perpetuating Krasner’s legacy.”
Dr. Appelhof’s study, with a working title of “Lee Krasner: The Swing of the Pendulum,” is based on material she collected for her Master’s thesis on Krasner, with whom she spent time in New York City and at her East Hampton home and studio, now the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. Making use of the Study Center’s documentary, archival, and oral history collections, as well as extensive background reading and interviews with key figures in the artist’s life and career, she is constructing a narrative that combines first-person experience and insight with a deep knowledge of Krasner’s artistic development. Her work will continue in May-June as a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome.
About the Pollock-Krasner Foundation:
Established in 1985 under the terms of Lee Krasner Pollock’s will, the foundation provides financial assistance to individual artists of recognizable artistic merit and financial need, as well as to selected organizations that further the foundation’s mission of supporting creativity and contributing to the appreciation of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner’s lives and work. Since its inception the foundation has awarded more than 4,100 grants totaling over $65 million to artists in 77 countries. For information about the grant program, please visit pkf.org.
About the Pollock-Krasner Study Center:
Located on the Stony Brook Southampton campus, the Study Center’s 2,200 volume art reference library focuses on modern American art and its international context, with special attention to the world-renowned eastern Long Island artists’ community. The library is open during campus library hours. The research collections include the archives of the Pollock and Krasner catalogues raisonné; photographs, documents and ephemera, an oral history collection, and documentaries and feature films about artists. The material is available to students, researchers, and the general public by appointment.