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Cosmo Whyte Receives Tiffany Foundation Grant

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Photo: Jamie Hopper 

In May 2020, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation announced the 20 recipients of its 2019 Biennial Grants. Among the contemporary artists awarded was Stamps alum Cosmo Whyte (MFA 2015).

With grantees selected from a pool of 110 nominees by a panel that included Kerry James Marshall and Cindy Sherman, this award recognizes influential contemporary artists.

In 2020, the foundation will publish a full-color catalogue documenting the work of grant recipients. This catalogue will also be made available on the foundation’s website.

Established in 1918 by Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of Tiffany & Company founder Charles Louis Tiffany, the foundation remains one of the largest single sources of unrestricted monetary grants to artists working in America today. 

In a statement, Kerry James Marshall — who received the grant in 1993 — said of the experience:

Few events are more exciting and encouraging than being nominated to compete for prizes you can’t apply for. It is the kind of endorsement that gets the wind at your back, and since my 1993 Tiffany grant, it’s been full speed ahead. It has also been an honor to join the Tiffany board and serve with famous artists I used to only read about. I was so fortunate to be an awardee. We are so lucky there is the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.”

Twenty artists received Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grants | artsy​.net