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Leon Kossoff: A Life in Painting, Lee Hallman In Conversation with Lucy Mitchell-Innes

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.


Lee Hallman is a Texas-based writer and curator. She holds a Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Center, where she completed a dissertation on the postwar London landscape paintings of Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff. As Associate Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth from 2017-2021, she was the organizing curator of David Park: A Retrospective (2019) and edited Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth: Collection Highlights (2019).

In 2020 she was the guest curator of the Contemporary Art Month Perennial: Topographies of Truth, at the McNay Museum, San Antonio. She was previously a CUNY/Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her writings on British art and other subjects have appeared in The Burlington MagazineTate Papers, ApolloBrooklyn Rail, and numerous exhibition catalogues.


Lucy Mitchell-Innes co-founded Mitchell-Innes & Nash in 1996 with her husband, David Nash, with a gallery on Madison Ave.  In 2005, Mitchell-Innes & Nash opened a second space in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.  From acclaimed surveys of 20th century masters, such as Jean Arp, Anthony Caro, Jay DeFeo, Willem de Kooning, Leon Kossoff, Kenneth Noland and Roy Lichtenstein, to solo exhibitions of Sarah Braman, Keltie Ferris, Daniel Lefcourt, Eddie Martinez, Pope L., Martha Rosler, and Jessica Stockholder, Mitchell-Innes & Nash has proven expertise in both advancing the careers of emerging artists and maintaining the superior standard set by established artists.   

 Prior to opening the gallery, Lucy Mitchell-Innes worked at Sotheby’s from 1981 to 1994, where she served as head of the Contemporary Art Department in Europe, then in New York as worldwide director of the Contemporary Art, Latin American Art and Contemporary and Modern Print departments. 

 Ms. Mitchell-Innes served as President of the Art Dealers Association of America from 2009 until 2012.  She is currently a member of the selection committee of Art Basel, and she previously served on the selection committee of Art Basel Miami Beach from its inception in 2001 until 2009.  She also sat on the IRS panel for the evaluation of works of art from 2002 to 2009.  In 2014, ArtNews recognized Ms. Mitchell-Innes as one of the “25 Art World Women at the Top.”

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