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Executive Director of Josef and Anni Albers Foundation awarded Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Nicholas Fox Weber has been running the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation since Josef’s death in 1976. Photo: Marion Ettlinger.

BETHANY, CT.- The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation congratulates Nicholas Fox Weber, Executive Director of the Foundation, on his Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres (the Order of Arts and Letters) from the French Ministry of Culture. A ceremony to mark the honor will take place in Paris on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. The Order of Arts and Letters was established in 1957 to recognize eminent artists and writers, as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.

Nicholas Fox Weber has been running the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation since Josef’s death in 1976, initially in close collaboration with Josef’s wife Anni, and, from 1979, with the title of Executive Director. In 1999, with the support of his fellow trustees of the Foundation, Fox Weber organized the construction of its headquarters in Bethany, Connecticut. In this role of Executive Director, Fox Weber has maintained the artistic practices and the devotion to the understanding and appreciation of the arts for which the Alberses envisioned for the organization.

In 2005, Fox Weber and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation established the American Friends of Le Korsa (AFLK) to further the work by Dr. Gilles Degois, a Paris-based physician, to improve the quality of everyday life in Senegal, one of the poorest regions of the world. Since 2011 under the direction of Fox Weber as Founder and President, AFLK has expanded the scope of its activities to help construct medical centers and educational facilities that provide lifesaving health services and key learning opportunities to villages deep in the African bush where such facilities and programs were previously nonexistent.

In addition, Fox Weber is a dedicated scholar and the author of more than ten books, including The Bauhaus Group: Six Masters of Modernism (2011) and Le Corbusier: A Life (2008). He holds a B.A. from Columbia College, New York, New York; an M.A. with a Fellowship in American Art from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; and is an alum of Loomis School, Windsor, Connecticut, from which he graduated Cum Laude. Throughout his career, he has contributed to publications such as ARTnews, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Le Monde, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, and Vogue. Fox Weber has curated numerous exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe and has given lectures all over the world on topics including the works and legacy of Josef and Anni Albers and the Bauhaus. He is also currently a member of Conseil Administratif, Le Kaïcédrat, Paris, a member of the Conseil Administratif, Leeket Bi, Paris, and member of the Museum of Modern Art Committee on Archives, New York, New York.

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