Amedeo Modigliani (1884 - 1920)

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Dr. Kenneth Wayne, Founding Director and President


 Kenneth Wayne, Ph.D., founded The Modigliani Project in 2013 to research and chronicle the art and life of Amedeo Modigliani, promote scholarship and secure the artist’s legacy for posterity. An established art historian, curator and museum professional, Dr. Wayne has studied Modigliani for more than 30 years and leads The Modigliani Project’s activities as President. He oversees research and scholarship projects, the Advisory Council’s activities, and the Catalogue Raisonné Committee’s work.

Dr. Wayne holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University; his M.A. in Modern Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London; and his B.A. in Art History from the University of California at Berkeley. He also studied Art Law at Stanford University Law School. During his career, Dr. Wayne has curated dozens of exhibitions on late 19th- and early 20th-century art. He has served as Deputy Director of The Noguchi Museum; Chief Curator at Heckscher Museum of Art; Curator, Modern Art, at Albright-Knox Art Gallery; and the Joan Whitney Payson Curator at Portland (Maine) Museum of Art. 

The Team

  • 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 
  • ​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
  • L.G. "Nick" Modigliani, cousin of the artist, U.S.​  
  • Doug Woodham, Managing Partner, Art Fiduciary Advisors