FAMILY ART PROJECT

PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

ABOUT

 

A LEGACY,

PART OF THE STORY OF

AMERICAN ART

FOR OVER 70 YEARS

Works by Luise Kaish and Morton Kaish are in the collections of many of the world's major museums:

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

  • Whitney Museum

  • Museum of Modern Art

  • British Museum

 

Their diverse work continues to spark the imaginations of critics, curators and collectors alike. 

EVOLVING AND GROWING

INTO THE 21st CENTURY

Luise Kaish and Morton Kaish's legacy to American art evolves and grows through their mentees including daughter, Melissa, and grandchildren, Robert and Kathryn. Their passion for art inspired the founding of the Kaish Family Art Project. 

 
 

LUISE KAISH

A woman ahead of her time, Luise Kaish was one of a handful of women sculptors of her generation who pioneered working in metal at a monumental scale. 

Her work is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

She was among the first women to receive the American Academy's prestigious Rome Prize.

Learn more: 

Luise Kaish's Website

Luise Kaish on Wikipedia

"Speaking a language of our time, Luise Kaish's works deal with the timeless themes
of art: nature and our relation to it, feeling
and sensation as kinds of knowledge, the
beauty of physical being."
 

Roger Lipsey, Arts Magazine

 

MORTON KAISH

 

Morton Kaish’s light and color-filled works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work can be found in major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the British Museum.

Critics have noted Kaish’s powerful ability to combine traditional and experimental painting techniques with contemporary insights.

Learn more: 

Morton Kaish's Website

Morton Kaish on Wikipedia

"Morton Kaish has the esteem of critics, the devotion of collectors and the admiration of his peers. Everything he exhibits reflects that high level of intelligence and creative ability capable of transforming even the most commonplace of objects into art."
 

Theodore Wolff, The Christian Science Monitor

 

"We are like the whirlwind in the center of which is the place of quiet. We search for the realities of our visions, the edge of the universe within ourselves, all knowledge, all reason, all passion of the soul.

 

Everything we do is in us, and we discover it." 

   

–Luise Clayborn Kaish   

 

MISSION

The primary objective of the Kaish Family Art Project is to promote and exhibit the ongoing work of the Kaish family
. . . as well as to preserve, display, advance scholarship, and research the work of Luise and Morton Kaish.
The Project sees great aesthetic, philosophical and educational value in offering a view of the step-by-step development of a creative artist, from earliest years to final statements, and provides unique insight into the creative process through the collection of Luise and Morton Kaish.  

ON VIEW

 

MORTON KAISH

Recent Highlights:

AN EYE FOR NATURE: PAINTINGS & PRINTS BY MORTON KAISH

February 16 - May 12, 2019

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Read more . . .

ARTISTS SALON

December 5, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Manolis Projects Gallery

Read more . . .

SPRING RISING: LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS & PRINTS 

National Arts Club

October 2 - October 27, 2017

Read more . . . 

Butler Institute of American Art

April 2 -  July 9, 2017

Read more . . . 

LUISE KAISH

WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE CENTURY: 

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

October 24 - November 27, 2019

The Century Association

 

SALTINE WARRIOR

On permanent view

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

SPHERE

On permanent view

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Read more . . . 

ETERNAL LIGHT: TWELVE TRIBES

On permanent view

Hebrew Union College

Jerusalem, Israel

 

VIDEO

MORTON KAISH
The artist reflects on significant themes in his work, sharing points of inspiration and insight into his process. 
LUISE KAISH
Highlights of Luise Kaish's major commissions and her fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, introduced by Melissa Kaish.
 

NEWS

 

Press Highlights for "An Eye for Nature"

March 28, 2019

Spring Rising in the News!

October 3, 2017

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OFFICERS

 
Melissa Kaish 
Founder

Melissa Kaish founded the Kaish Family Art Project in May 2016 to promote and preserve her parents' legacy to American Art. Read More.

Morton Kaish
Artist & Adviser 

Morton Kaish has an active studio practice in New York City. His paintings, drawings and prints can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the British Museum, among others. Read More.

Jonathan Dorfman
Strategic & Financial Adviser 

Jon Dorfman is Senior Managing Partner and CIO of Napier Park Global Capital, a global alternative investment manager. Jon brings over 30 years of experience in the areas of finance, business, and legal contracts. Read More.

Sarah McCollum Williams

Book Consultant

Sarah McCollum Williams joined the Kaish Family Art Project at its founding. The former Deputy Director of the National Academy Museum & School, she brings diverse experiences as a museum, marketing, and publishing professional.

Gerard D'Albon

Gerard D'Albon

Studio Assistant

Gerard is a multidisciplinary freelance illustrator and BFA graduate from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. At the Kaish Family Art Project, he contributes strong skills in image editing, printing, photography, and studio organization

Tun Myaing

Operations & Communications Manager

Tun received a MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a BFA from Fashion Institute of Technology. He brings his experience in management and marketing to help the Kaish Family Art Project.

Carolyn Bost

Executive Assistant

Carolyn comes from a family of artists and has always enjoyed working in the arts. She draws from her background as the co-founder of the Off-Broadway theatre company the Hourglass Group to manage the financial planning and logistics of day to day operations of the Kaish Family Art Project.

CONTACT

 
 

Phone: 701-347-1612

For research, exhibition, and sales inquiries, please use the form.

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