Karen Wilkin is a New York-based curator and critic. Educated at Barnard College and Columbia University, she is the author of monographs on Stuart Davis, David Smith, Anthony Caro, Isaac Witkin, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Giorgio Morandi, Georges Braque, and Hans Hofmann, and has organized exhibitions of their work internationally. She was a juror for the American Pavilion of the 2009 Venice Biennale and a contributing editor of the Stuart Davis and Hans Hofmann Paintings Catalogues Raisonné. The Contributing Editor for Art for the Hudson Review and a regular contributor to The New Criterion and the Wall Street Journal, Ms. Wilkin teaches in the New York Studio School’s MFA program.
Elizabeth Berkowitz, PhD, is an art historian currently serving as the Executive Director of the American Trust for the British Library. She holds a doctorate in art history from the Graduate Center, CUNY, as well as an MA in Modern Art from Columbia University and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from Tufts University. Elizabeth most recently served as the Digital Interpretation Manager for the Fritz Ascher Society and previously was the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Outreach Program Manager at the Rockefeller Archive Center. As an art historian, Elizabeth emphasizes interdisciplinarity, and her academic areas of specialization are modern art and museum historiography as well as European, British, and American twentieth-century painting. Elizabeth has been an educator in both university and museum settings, and her writings have appeared in both popular and print publications.
Rachel Stern is the Founding Director and CEO of The Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art in New York. Born and educated in Germany, she worked for ten years in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Stern is a 2018 recipient of the Hans and Lea Grundig Prize, in recognition of the exhibition and book The Expressionist Fritz Ascher (Cologne: Wienand 2016). In 2020, she published a selection of poems by Fritz Ascher, Fritz Ascher. Poesiealbum 357 (Wilhelmshorst: Märkischer Verlag) and edited, with Julia Diekmann, the exhibition catalogue The Lonely Man. Clowns in the Art of Fritz Ascher (1893-1970) / Der Vereinsamte. Clowns in der Kunst Fritz Aschers (1893-1970) (Holzminden: Verlag Jörg Mitzkat).