History & Mission
The Kenneth Paul Block Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, was founded in 2016 and is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the art and archives of Kenneth Paul Block. The purposes of the Foundation include furthering the public knowledge of and appreciation for Block’s work; conducting research in fashion illustration, the history of the art form, and related subjects, and the provision of the results of that research to the general public. The Foundation provides facilities and programs to facilitate arts education and the development of arts in the community. Foundation projects include collaborating on exhibitions and publications, organizing and maintaining the Kenneth Paul Block Archives, examining works attributed to Block and cataloguing the artist’s works.
In addition to disseminating Block’s work to selected museums, libraries, and universities, the Foundation’s programming includes its own exhibitions, lectures and events. Often the Foundation makes space available for artistic performances, demonstrations, art education, guest lectures, and special events. The Foundation welcomes inquiries from visitors, researchers, artists, students and professionals interested in fashion and the fine art of fashion illustration.