Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

Board of Directors - Foundation

Dr. Lise Motherwell
Director and Chair

Dr. Lise Motherwell, a licensed psychologist, is a stepdaughter of Helen Frankenthaler. She is President of the Board of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, where she recently co-curated with Elizabeth Smith a show of Helen Frankenthaler's work titled Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown. She has written articles and essays on various artists, including Helen Frankenthaler, Anne-Marie Levine, Robert Motherwell, and Tabitha Vevers.

Frederick J. Iseman
Director and President

Frederick Iseman is chairman and CEO of CI Capital Partners LLC. A nephew of Helen Frankenthaler, he serves as President of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation and on the board of the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, and is on the chairman’s councils of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Works from his collection are on loan to the National Gallery, London, and the Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

Michael Hecht
Director and Secretary / Treasurer

Michael Hecht, who worked with Helen Frankenthaler for many decades, is one of the founding members of Hecht and Company, P.C., Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the Boards of Bennington College, The Graduate Center Foundation of the City University of New York, the Trisha Brown Dance Company, and The Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation, among others.   

Clifford Ross
Director & Chair Emeritus

Clifford Ross is an artist whose work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad, including a large-scale survey at MASS MoCA in 2015. A nephew of Helen Frankenthaler, he was elected to serve as Chair of the Foundation for eight years after her death. He is the author of Abstract Expressionism: Creators and Critics.