The mission of the Deborah Remington Trust for the Visual Arts, established in 2010, is to preserve the creative legacy of Deborah Remington (1930-2010).

Its primary responsibilities are to facilitate the placement of the artist’s work in public collections and to promote public awareness of her life and work through scholarly research and documentation, exhibitions, publications and educational and collaborative projects.

Grants and Projects

Since 2010, the Deborah Remington Charitable Trust for the Visual Arts has made grants to the following institutions:

ANN SPERRY PAPERS at Miriam Shapiro Archives on Women Artists, Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ

Colorado Public Television; Denver, CO

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

National Academy of Design, New York, NY

Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

Special Collections & University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University Foundation for Heresies Collective, Inc., New Brunswick, NJ

San Francisco Art Institute Library, San Francisco, CA

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

University of New Mexico Foundation, Albuquerque, NM

Grants are by invitation only.

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Deborah Remington Retrospective

Deborah Remington (1930 – 2010) started as an abstract expressionist painter in the 1940s and 1950s. She studied with Hassel Smith and Clyfford Still and was part of the vibrant Beat scene in San Francisco.

Her time in Japan and study of calligraphy followed by a move to New York City influenced her seminal works during the 1960s and 1970s, which shifted from purely gestural to illusionistic with hints of figuration.

The new compositions were structured, centered and tightly controlled. The imagery was machine-like, steely smooth and mirrored, modeled in shades of grey with thin shocks of intense red, blue, orange or green color.

Video collage of the artist’s career, including interviews, reviews and lifetime milestones, 2010

Produced by Cheri Smith Photography   (11.23 minutes)