Dr. Alessandro De Stefani, Senior Research Associate, Monza, Italy

Dr. De Stefani has also researched Modigliani for almost thirty years and has extensive knowledge of the artist's work and milieu.  He is especially interested in Modigliani's drawings, which he has chronicled in depth. An art historian, Dr. De Stefani carried out his studies at the Università di Bologna.

  • Dr. Kenneth Wayne, Founding Director and President
  • Leslie Koot, AAA, Founding Director and Vice President
  • Anne Lewis, CPA, Director and Treasurer
  • Sarah Modigliani, Founding Director and Secretary

Dr. Kenneth Wayne





The Team


Dr. Alessandro De Stefani

Dr. Kenneth Wayne has researched Modigliani for almost thirty years. He organized the acclaimed exhibition Modigliani & the Artists of Montparnasse, which traveled from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2002-2003.  Dr. Wayne wrote the accompanying 224-page catalogue, among many other publications on the artist (see Full Bibliography link below). He has lectured extensively on Modigliani at such institutions as the Royal Academy of Art in London, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada, and the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.  

Dr. Wayne has held various museum positions, including Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at The Noguchi Museum, Chief Curator at the Heckscher Museum of Art, Curator of Modern Art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and Joan Whitney Payson Curator at the Portland Museum of Art, Maine. He has organized dozens of exhibitions on modern and contemporary art. Dr. Wayne was educated at Stanford University (Ph.D.), the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London (M.A.) and the University of California, Berkeley (A.B.). He studied Art Law at Stanford University Law School for a year.

Full Bibliography

  • L.G. "Nick" Modigliani, cousin of the artist, U.S.
  • Dr. Patrick Elliott, Senior Curator, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, a leading scholar of modern art, 1900-1930
  • Professor Flavio Fergonzi, Universities of Trieste and Udine, Italy, organized a major exhibition on Modigliani's sculpture
  • Simonetta Fraquelli, long-time Curator at the Royal Academy of Art, London; now an Independent Curator, based in London and Milan; organized a major Modigliani exhibition
  • Colette Giraudon, former archivist at the Musée Picasso and the Musée de l'Orangerie (which houses the collection and archive of Modigliani's dealer, Paul Guillaume), Paris
  • Mason Klein, Senior Curator, The Jewish Museum, New York
  • Marianne Le Morvan, Researcher, Paris. Director of the Berthe Weill Archives and Independant Curator. Gallerist Berthe Weill gave Modigliani his only solo exhibition during his lifetime.  
  • Julie Martin, a leading authority on Montparnasse, co-author of the legendary book, Kiki's Paris, with Billy Klüver
  • Prof. Kenneth Silver, New York University
  • Doug Woodham, Managing Partner, Art Fiduciary Advisors