Helen Shiner trained as an art historian at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, and the Courtauld Institute London, following a first degree in modern languages at the University of Leeds. She is the author of a book on the sculpture of André Derain, written to accompany an exhibition at the Kunsthal Rotterdam, as well as articles and exhibition catalogue essays on Modernist sculpture, art patronage, and the art market. She has lectured in art and design history at the Courtauld Institute London, the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, and Winchester School of Art, amongst others, and has undertaken research for several artists’ estates, and for the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, London. Helen was the first to identify, compile, and publish a comprehensive list of works in all media by Kogan, and she initiated the Moissey Kogan Catalogue Raisonné project in February 2018 to mark the 75th anniversary of the sculptor’s death at Auschwitz.
Image: Detail of Moissey Kogan, Two Women, 1913. Relief, artificial stone; formerly Museum Folkwang, Essen. Confiscated 1937 as part of Degenerate Art campaign. Now lost. Photographer unknown