Artists' Fellowship, Inc.
Our History

In 1859, a group of compassionate artists and business leaders gathered to help working artists and their families in cases of emergency and financial need. Originally formed as the "Helpful Society," the group organized formally as the "Artists' Mutual Aid Society", and in 1925 changed its name to Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

Through the conservative management of bequests and donations received, The Artists' Fellowship has steadily expanded its ability to help professional fine artists in times of emergency.


Presidents of the Fellowship

J . G. Brown   1882 - 1890

Artists' Fellowship Presdients
Thomas W. Wood   1890 - 1898
H. Bolton Jones   1898 - 1903
Joseph Lauber   1903 - 1910
Francis C. Jones   1910 - 1917
Joseph Lauber   1917 - 1930
Charles L. Hinton   1930 - 1935
J . Redding Kelly   1935 - 1938
Silvio B. Valerio   1938 - 1943
Henry O'Connor   1943 - 1950
Francis V. Kughler   1950 - 1953
Henry O'Connor   1953 - 1954
Silvio B. Valerio   1954 - 1955
Carl Wuermer   1956 - 1957
Robert Barrett   1958 - 1961
Salvatore Indiviglia   1962 - 1964
Robert Barrett   1965 - 1967
E. Raymond Kinstler   1968 - 1970
Ray G. Ellis   1971 - 1973
Furman J. Finck   1974 - 1977
Michael Engel, II   1978 - 1980
Arthur Harrow   1981 - 1983
Alvin J. Pimsler   1984 - 1985
Fay Moore   1986 - 1989
Marc Richard Mellon   1990 - 1998
Robert Seyffert   1999 - 2001
Marc Richard Mellon   2001 - 2003
Babette Bloch   2004 - 2011
Wende Caporale   2012 - 2016
Charles Yoder   2017 - Present