Andrew Forge was born in Kent, England in 1923. He exhibited in the United States upon his arrival here in the 1970’s through his death in 2002. Forge served as dean of the Yale University School of Art and was a professor there for nearly two decades. His work can be found in numerous public collections, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Yale University, New Haven, CT; Tate Gallery, London, England; and the Arts Council of Great Britain. He was the recipient of numerous awards: a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 1980; The American Academy of Arts and Letters Painting Prize, 1990; and a Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, College Art Association, 1995.
Fairfield Porter was born in 1907 in Illinois, was educated at Harvard, and spent much of his life on Long Island and in Maine. He began showing with Tibor de Nagy in 1952 and continued showing there until 1970. Porter died in Southampton in 1975; his estate is represented by Hirschl & Adler Modern in New York. Upon Porter’s death, his widow, Anne Porter, donated approximately 250 of his works to The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, which now holds the largest collection of Porter’s work.
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