the John F. Folinsbee Art Trust

The John F. Folinsbee Art Trust was established in 1984 by Folinsbee's widow, Ruth Baldwin Folinsbee, and is currently administered by members of the family who have been designated its Trustees. The John F. Folinsbee Art Trust is dedicated to preserving the artistic legacy of painter John F. Folinsbee, and to promoting scholarly examination of his work, and to administer projects, such as the Catalogue Raisonné, exhibitions, and publications associated with John F. Folinsbee.


Peter B. Cook
John F. Cook
Joan Wiggins Hooker
Michael W. Wiggins

Catalogue Raisonné Staff:

 John F. Folinsbee Art Trustees

Nikki Hayes has left her position as the manager of the online Catalogue Raisonné as of October 1, 2022. Nikki has done a consistently amazing job during her long tenure, starting with a raw framework and posting over 1,800 works by John Folinsbee, collecting and posting extensive notes and information regarding their provenance and exhibition history, corresponding with hundreds of institutions, collectors, presenting useful updates about exciting new discoveries of long lost works, and screening works for possible inclusion in the Catalogue Raisonné. Under her careful stewardship the site has become a living, breathing resource for scholars and a delight to explore for all visitors. We are forever grateful for her service.

Future inquires about the works of John F. Folinsbee or this website, submission of works to be considered for potential inclusion in the Cataloge Raisonné and any other communications may continue to be directed to The Trustees will respond promptly.


Kirsten M. Jensen, Former, Founding Director, Emeritus

Kirsten M. Jensen was the Forming and Founding Director of the Catalogue Raisonné. She has a Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and a Master's degree in American History. She was the Senior Curator of Exhibitions at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA. She continues to be an active advisory member of the Catalogue and is currently working on numerous scholarly and literary writing pursuits.



Through connoisseurship and technical examination, the John Folinsbee Art Trust hopes to assist the public in the confirmation of correct attribution and provenance of the artist’s extensive oeuvre. Owners of works (paintings, drawings, watercolors, but not prints or other multiples) whose authorship may be in doubt may contact the John Folinsbee Art Trust of the Catalogue Raisonné to learn of the formal process and procedures. The Trustees confer together regularly and make decisions concerning authentication.

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Rights & Reproductions

The John F. Folinsbee Trust seeks to find a balance between historically appropriate uses of Folinsbee’s artistic imagery and the communication of his legacy to increasingly broad audiences through new technologies such as the Internet. The John F. Folinsbee Art Trust retains the sole copyright to all works of art by John F. Folinsbee. All rights are expressly reserved. Owners and other interested parties must contact the Trust to obtain prior written permission to copy or reproduce any of the works in any form. All approved copies and reproductions must bear the copyright credit “© John F. Folinsbee Art Trust.” Caption information is obligatory, and correct citations must be secured prior to publication. Additional reproduction policies and procedures may apply and will be communicated by the Trust. Formal application to the Trust for permission for any reproduction, illustration, or other use must be made in writing, well in advance of the planned date for the publication or use.

Other Materials

The John F. Folinsbee Art Trust retains the sole copyright to the design, layout and all written and photographic content of this website other than materials quoted or reproduced herein with attribution to or permission from other sources. Written permission to use any information or images contained in this website or the Catalogue Raisonné must be obtained prior to publication in any form.

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