Stephen C. Foster
Stephen Foster is founder of SCF Arts Brokerage and guides the firm's business strategy and vision. His twenty-five years of professional experience in fine arts business, research and teaching, consulting and arts administration brings substance, depth, and effectiveness to his activities and provide the best bases for securing informed and productive relationships among all parties engaged in art world agendas and transactions.He has has served the field widely in reviewing the scholarship of his peers for The National Endowment of the Humanities, The National Endowment of the Arts and the Getty Post-Doctoral Grant Program.
Foster's consulting activities have ranged from advising prominent private, public and corporate art collections to corporate and industry consulting. He has produced a distinguished record of widely cited scholarly publications, has served as consultant and series editor for major American presses, and has managed and coordinated large teams of experts, numbering in the dozens, into systematic, coherent research and publication programs. As faculty involved in teaching and research at major art history programs from 1972 through 2001, Foster taught a full spectrum of twentieth century graduate courses and advanced seminars, and supervised numerous M.A. and Ph.D. students through courses of study spanning all aspects of the history of modern art.
Foster has administered and directed numerous fine arts and interdisciplinary cultural fine arts programs of international scope; most notably, the Program for Modern Studies, widely respected as one of the best and most successful programs of its kind.
Stephen Foster received his Ph.D. in Art History from The University of Pennsylvania and has been the recipient of honors and awards from The National Endowment for the Humanities, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Getty Grant Program, The Mellon Foundation, and The Smithsonian.