About the foundation
Founded in 2020, The Stanley and Evelyn Statsinger Cohen Foundation is devoted to preserving and promoting the artwork of prominent Chicago artist Evelyn Statsinger (1927–2016). Envisioned by Statsinger and her husband Stanley Cohen (1927–2017) during their lifetimes, the Foundation supports the artist’s legacy through a variety of initiatives, including funding exhibitions and catalogs of Statsinger’s work and making the Foundation’s collection more accessible through exhibition loans, digitization, and conservation. In addition, the Foundation regularly awards grants to other nonprofit organizations that support the work of visual artists.
June 5, 2023
Statsinger Works Added to The Met’s Collection
The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art has acquired two works by Evelyn Statsinger to be added to their collection: a large-scale drawing Land and Sea (1951; 2023.137) and the painting Harvest Angel (1976; 2023.140).
May 11–Aug 26, 2024
Four Chicago Artists: Theodore Halkin, Evelyn Statsinger, Barbara Rossi, and Christina Ramberg
Art Institute of Chicago
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Unlike many 20th-century cities where artists were expected to work within the parameters of a predefined canon, Chicago’s artistic influences circulated freely. In a do-it-yourself and communal spirit, local artists made their own way, creating a shared set of decidedly Chicago artistic values consistent across generations and statuses. Thus, despite the 20-year separation between Theodore “Ted” Halkin and Evelyn Statsinger and the generation of Barbara Rossi and Christina Ramberg, each of these four artists shared a commitment to personal authenticity and a talent for inventing original, imaginative compositions inspired by the world around them.
Picture Consequence: Barbara Rossi & Evelyn Statsinger
Illinois State Museum
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Barbara Rossi (1940-2023) and Evelyn Statsinger (1927-2016) tested the possibilities of depicting the human form through experiments in geometry, pattern, and inventive processes. The title Picture Consequence comes from a Surrealist-inspired game where text or images are collectively assembled to create a new strange whole. In Rossi and Statsinger’s work, coherence and expectation are not important, rather, chance, experimentation, and intuition guide their process.