Impressions of the Riviera: Monet, Renoir, Matisse and their Contemporaries

Dr. Kenneth WAYNE

Modigliani & the Artists of Montparnasse

​​​Dr. Kenneth Wayne has researched Modigliani for more than 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. 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.  



Modigliani & the Artists of Montparnasse, New York, NY:  Harry N. Abrams/Buffalo, NY: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2002.  224 pages. Italian edition: Milan: Leonardo International, 2002.


"L'Ecole de Paris" and Chronology for Gli Anni Folli: La Parigi di Modigliani, Picasso e Dali, 1918-1933, exhibition catalogue, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, Italy, 2011. Texts appeared in Italian. Co-curators: Simonetta Fraquelli, Susan Davidson.

"Modigliani, Modern Sculpture and the Influence of Antiquity" in Modigliani Sculptor, exhibition catalogue, il Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporaneo di Trento e Rovereto, Italy, 2010. The catalogue appeared in both English and Italian editions.  Edited by Gabriella Belli, Flavio Fergonzi and Alessandro del Puppo with the collaboration of Clarenza Catullo, all of whom organized the exhibition.

"Modigliani sculpture: The Lévy Head," in Christie's Paris, Art Impressioniste et Moderne, auction catalogue, June 2010. The essay appeared in French in the catalogue (and in English online). The work sold for $53 million, setting a record for the artist and remaining the highest-priced work sold at auction in France by any artist.

"Modigliani in the 1920s" in Modigliani y Su Tiempo, exhibition catalogue, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain, 2008. Essay appeared in English and Spanish. (Dr. Wayne was also a consultant on this project regarding loans.) Curator:  Francisco Calvo Serraller.

"Modigliani and England" in Modigliani and His Models, exhibition catalogue, Royal Academy of Art, London, 2006.  Catalogue also appeared in a German edition. Curator: Simonetta Fraquelli.

"Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) and Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920): Kindred Spirits," Sotheby's, Property from the Estate of Wendell Cherry, Impressionist and Modern Art, auction catalogue, fall 2004.

Review of the exhibition "Modigliani: Beyond the Myth" at the Jewish Museum, New York, in The Burlington Magazine, August 2004: 574-575.

Letter to the Editor:  "Modigliani needs art historical approach," The Art Newspaper, June 2002: 4.

"Montparnasse Heads South: Archipenko, Modigliani, Matisse and WWI Nice" in Impressions of the Riviera: Monet, Renoir, Matisse and their Contemporaries, Portland, Maine: Portland Museum of Art, 1998. Curator: Kenneth Wayne.


  • Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC); serves on the professional development committee​
  • American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
  • College Art Association (CAA)
  • Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association (CRSA)