The Foundation


Emeryville, California, 2016

The Brian Wall Foundation was established in 2014 by the British-born, American sculptor Brian Wall (b. 1931), to provide financial assistance to working artists and to further research and scholarship in the field of modern sculpture. Awards funded by the Foundation are administered by other non-profit organizations that recognize artistic excellence internationally.

The Foundation fosters greater public understanding of the importance of sculpture in modern and contemporary art through the production of educational materials, websites, catalogues, exhibitions, books and films.

Research and Education
Brian Wall’s role as an influential artist and educator working in England and the United States since the 1950’s informs the Foundation’s public dialogue. The Foundation encourages research and scholarship about abstract sculpture in the 20th and 21st centuries, and the artist’s oeuvre within that tradition, and facilitates the placement of works in public collections.

Foundation Status
The Brian Wall Foundation is a California not for profit corporation and a tax-exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).

Brian Wall
Sylvia Brown

Kerrie Buitrago
Former Executive Vice President
, The Pollock–Krasner Foundation

The Foundation at this time does not administer or directly accept grant applications. Brian Wall Foundation grants available through other nonprofit organizations are posted on the Grants page of this website.

Diversity Statement
The Board of Directors of the Foundation, consistent with the mission to educate the public and assist artists from all backgrounds, races, religions, genders and identities, countries and ethnicities, is committed to inclusion, diversity, and dignity of all persons. The Foundation has a record of awarding grants to artists from diverse countries, with diverse histories, engaged in varying artistic explorations about sculpture, society and culture. The Foundation partners, employs and works with other granting foundations, arts organizations, film and performance groups, artists, employees and others without regard to race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, identity, religion, national origin, marital, veteran or disability status.

Privacy Policy

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Brian Wall Foundation does not share, trade, distribute or sell information or data to anyone. Inquiries are private and confidential to the extent permitted by law. The Foundation does not track or record users who access other sites through links on the Brian Wall Foundation site. Contact those sites for their respective privacy policies. If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact our office.


Portraits of Brian Wall

St. Ives, Cornwall, 1960

London, 1965
Photo by Adrian Flowers

Thornaby, England, 1968
Photo by Sylvia Brown

Emeryville, California, 2015
Photo by Nicole Katano

Sculptures by Brian Wall

Red Black on White, 1955
Painted wood relief
21” x 23 1/2” x 3” h

Standing Form I, 1958
4” x 17” x 23” h

Brown Bomber, 1965
Oil-based enamel on steel
216” x 60” x 36” h
Photo by M. Lee Fatherree

Blue Diamond, 1968
Oil-based enamel on steel
156” x 181” x 60” h
Photo by M. Lee Fatherree

Window, 1971
Collection: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Painted steel
240” x 162” x 98” h

Early Yellow, 1975
Private collection
Painted steel
17” x 48” x 65” h

Ali, 1978
Collection: University of Houston, Texas
Painted steel
144” x 144” x 180” h

Dancer Dancer, 1983
Painted steel
132” x 173” x 173” h
Photo by Ben Blackwell

Red End, 1991
Painted steel
36” x 33” x 24” h
Photo by M. Lee Fatherree

Hokusai, 1993
Painted steel
71” x 72” x 14” h
Photo by M. Lee Fatherree

Long Ball, 2010
Stainless steel
115” x 84” x 68” h
Photo by Brian Wall

Elegy, 2012
Collection: de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University
Stainless steel
122” x 84” x 63” h
Photo by Tena Scalph

Pike, 2014
Stainless steel
72” x 84” x 123” h
Photo by Brian Wall

White Edge, 2018
Stainless steel
90” x 138” x 82” h
Photo by Douglas Brown