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The Woodman Family Foundation was established by Betty Woodman (1930-2018) and George Woodman (1932-2017) during their lifetimes. Love of beauty was at the heart of their lives and art. In this spirit, the Foundation is dedicated to stewarding the artistic legacies of Betty, George, and their daughter, Francesca Woodman (1958-1981).


From the Archives...
In 1987, Betty Woodman began her work at the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, as an artist invited by the French Ministry of Culture. Over the course of more than twenty years, she made a series of sculptural vases and cups and saucers in brilliantly decorated porcelain, later shown at the Palazzo Pitti in her adopted home city of Florence.
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In the spring of 1980, Francesca Woodman’s 'Blueprint for a Temple' was included in the exhibition 'Beyond Photography' at the Alternative Museum in New York City. This ambitiously-scaled work, made from photographs printed on architect’s blueprint paper, is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Beginning in 1965, Betty, George, Charlie and Francesca Woodman spent an influential year together as a family in Italy, immersed in museums, art, and culture. Their affinity for Florence/Tuscany took root, leading to the acquisition of a farmhouse in Antella several years later that has served as a family and artistic nucleus ever since.
George Woodman and Betty Woodman featured in newly released "Pattern, Crime & Decoration" exhibition catalogue
The catalogue for Pattern, Crime & Decoration—a two-part exhibition at MAMCO, Geneva and Le Consortium, Dijon —focuses on the work of artists associated with the Pattern and Decoration movement in the US. It includes paintings by George Woodman and wall-based ceramic sculptures by Betty Woodman.
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During his 2004 residency at Grand Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, George Woodman continued his work with one-of-a-kind, large-scale still life photographs, made using a camera obscura.
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Her exhibition in the Matrix series at Wadsworth Atheneum in 1992 helped to define a context for Betty Woodman's work in ceramics within the larger world of contemporary art, highlighting "that Woodman sees herself ‘dealing with painting as much as with sculpture.'"
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Not long after Francesca Woodman arrived in Rome in 1977 on the RISD European Honors Program, she discovered the surrealist bookshop Maldoror, where she later had her first solo exhibition in Europe. She made unique, individual invitations to the show, each featuring one of her photographs attached to a postcard.
Betty Woodman in "For a Dreamer of Houses" at Dallas Museum of Art
Betty Woodman’s The Red Table (2014) is included in this exhibition of works from the museum’s collection which explore the significance of our domestic spaces.
Francesca Woodman in "Bodyscapes" at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
A group of photographs by Francesca Woodman are included in this expansive exhibition concerning the human body, nature and culture.
Betty Woodman in "Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950-2019" at Whitney Museum of American Art
This exhibition of works spanning 70 years looks at ways that artists draw on craft traditions and materials. It includes multiple works by Betty Woodman, from her early push beyond production pottery to more recent works showcasing her talents as a painter and sculptor.
Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel at C/O Berlin
LAST CHANCE to see Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel in Berlin this week!
PLOTLINE 3: BETTY WOODMAN / Alluding to Architecture
Betty Woodman is widely known for her seven-decade, groundbreaking engagement with clay, in particular her deconstruction and re-framing of the classical vase.