The Center is pleased to introduce Richard Grosbard, Mark Samuels Lasner, Jeffrey L. Loop, and Tony White, who were recently elected to the Board of Directors.
Richard Grosbard is an art collector. Over a period of 40 years he acquired outstanding examples of historical and contemporary photographs. His book art collection includes the work of Richard Minsky, Hedi Kyle, and Tom Phillips. He previously served on the Washington University Libraries National Council and George Eastman House Council. Grosbard is presently enrolled at Columbia University.
Mark Samuels Lasner is a collector, bibliographer, and typographer. He is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Delaware Library. The author of numerous books and bibliographies on Victorian literature and art, his articles and notes have appeared in journals including Browning Institute Studies and Notes and Queries. He was the principal organizer or co-curator of exhibitions at institutions including the Georgetown University Library, the Houghton Library and the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, and the Grolier Club. His collection of books, manuscripts, letters, and artworks focuses on the Pre-Raphaelites and on the writers and illustrators of the 1890s. It is housed at the University of Delaware Library but is privately owned.
Jeffrey L. Loop is an attorney focused on commercial litigation, intellectual property, media, art, and not-for-profit law. He has been counsel at a number of distinguished New York law firms and has written articles on intellectual property and social media as well as on street art and privacy. Prior to his legal career, he worked as an executive in the fashion industry for firms including DKNY, Wolfgang Joop, Fila, and Calvin Klein. Loop has a BA from the University of Florida and a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Tony White is Associate Chief Librarian for Reader Services at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where he oversees reference, instruction, circulation, and stacks management for the Thomas J. Watson Library, the Nolen Education Library, the Costume Institute’s Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library, and the Cloisters Library and Archives. Most recently he was Director of Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Prior to that he was Head of the Fine Arts Library at Indiana University Bloomington and Art and Architecture Librarian at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. White has made books, prints, photographs, and book arts, and has worked as a book and paper conservation technician. He has organized exhibitions on artist books at Yale’s Arts of the Book Collection, the Center for Book Arts, the Lilly Rare Book Library and Columbia College in Chicago. White publishes and speaks regularly on contemporary artist’s books, independent publishing, zines, book arts, and related topics.