In the late 1990s, painter Squeak Carnwath, sculptor Viola Frey and community advocate Gary Knecht created Artists’ Legacy Foundation to encourage artists to think about their own legacies and how their estates can support other artists. Viola Frey became a Legacy Artist when her estate was accepted into the Foundation by the Board in 2004.

Artists’ Legacy Foundation stewards the work of Legacy Artists and facilitates their posthumous philanthropy; recognizes outstanding painters and sculptors through awards and grants; and serves as an educational resource for artists, scholars and the general public. To learn more about the Foundation, click here.