Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust
The Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust was established by artist Sonya Rapoport during her lifetime (1923 – 2015) to steward her art estate, to preserve and contextualize the history of her studio art practice, and to expand the cultural legacy of her work.
The trust maintains a collection of art objects dating from the 1940s through 2015, including definitive collections of Rapoport’s computer-mediated interactive installations. We seek to expand the recognition of her practice by placing her artworks at appropriate institutions and with private collectors. We work with curators to plan exhibitions, and arrange artwork loans and copyright permissions. Interested parties are encouraged to view the collection by appointment.
Scholarship & Research
A primary mission of the SRLT is to encourage scholarship & research. Available on this website are images of artworks and a brief history of Rapoport’s career, as well as primary source research materials. We also facilitate study via the Sonya Rapoport Papers at the Bancroft Library of Western Americana at the University of California, Berkeley, and we have compiled a YouTube playlist of videos by and about Rapoport.
These materials may be found on our Resources for Researchers page.
Do you possess an artwork by Sonya Rapoport?
If you are currently the owner of an artwork by Sonya Rapoport of which the SRLT may not be aware, we would love to hear from you in order to place the work in its historical context and complete our catalogue raisonné.
The Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust has worked extensively with the Casemore Kirkeby Gallery in San Francisco.
We are grateful to art consultant Jeannie Freedlund, who took a lead role in inventorying and conserving the collection.
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Director, Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust