The Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust was established by artist Sonya Rapoport during her lifetime (1923 – 2015) to preserve her artwork, facilitate its placement, and to foster critical and art historical scholarship on her work.

The SRLT seeks to preserve and expand the artist’s legacy through initiatives including exhibitions, loans, research, publication, conservation, and educational programs. The Trust maintains a collection of Rapoport’s artworks in a variety of media. Curators, scholars, and other interested parties are encouraged to view the collection by appointment. The SRLT also encourages study of the Sonya Rapoport Papers at the Bancroft Library of Western Americana at the University of California, Berkeley.

If you currently are in possession of an artwork by Sonya Rapoport, we would love to hear from you in order to place the work in its historical context and complete our catalogue raisonné.

Please contact us with any general queries.

Farley Gwazda
Director, Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust


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The Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust is partnered with multitalented art historians Terri Cohn of Terri Cohn Art Services, and Alla Efimova, of KunstWorks.

We are grateful to art consultant Jeannie Freedlund, who took a lead role in inventorying and conserving the collection.



The SRLT website is, at present, a brief overview of Sonya Rapoport’s extensive career. We will be working over the next several years to tell the story of the development of Rapoport’s art practice, add more images and documentation of her artwork, and make this a more useful resource for arts professionals.

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