Nicholas Fox Weber, the executive director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation since 1979, has been named a chevalier in the France’s Order of Arts and Letters.
Mr. Weber will officially receive the honor in a ceremony in Paris on Oct. 16. Here’s a bit more on the newly minted chevalier, and the accomplishments that brought him to the attention of France’s Ministry of Culture, via the Albers Foundation:
In 2005, Fox Weber and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation established the American Friends of Le Korsa (AFLK) to further the work by Dr. Gilles Degois, a Paris-based physician, to improve the quality of everyday life in Senegal, one of the poorest regions of the world. Since 2011 under the direction of Fox Weber as Founder and President, AFLK has expanded the scope of its activities to help construct medical centers and educational facilities that provide lifesaving health services and key learning opportunities to villages deep in the African bush where such facilities and programs were previously nonexistent.
In addition, Fox Weber is a dedicated scholar and the author of more than ten books, including The Bauhaus Group: Six Masters of Modernism (2011) and Le Corbusier: A Life (2008).