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29 May 2014

Jacqueline Porret-Forel (1916–2014), Charlotte Zander (1930–2014), and Monika Kinley (1925–2014)

The Board of Trustees and staff of the American Folk Art Museum are saddened to learn of the loss of esteemed colleagues in the field of art by the self-taught. Dr. Jacqueline Porret-Forel, who was a founding member of the Collection de l’Art brut in Lausanne and a leading expert on Aloïse Corbaz, died on March 28, 2014. Charlotte Zander, collector, patron, and founder of a gallery and a museum that specialized in works of art by autodidacts, died on March 12, 2014. Monika Kinley, an early champion of art by the self-taught, died on March 9, 2014. Each of these women made important contributions to the field. Their presence and their voices will be missed.

Image: (double-sided) Nenuphars/Paix Christi, Aloïse Corbaz (1886–1964), Switzerland, mid-twentieth century, crayon, colored pencil, geranium-flower juice, and thread on machine-wove paper, 57 7/8 x 27 5/8″, collection American Folk Art Museum, New York, gift of Etienne Forel and Jacqueline Porret-Forel in honor of Sam and Betsey Farber, 2002.8.1. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.

 

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