Robert Leleux (President) is the former editor of domino magazine, and the former managing editor of Lonny. His essays and articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and The Huffington Post. He is also the author of three books—The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, The Living End, and the forthcoming Southern Style Now™ .
Anne Siegfried is the owner and director of The George Gallery in Charleston SC. Siegfried opened her gallery in 2013 and represents 16 artists who create in the vanguard of current abstract expressionism and other non-representational genres. She also recently began representing works from the estates of William Halsey and Otto Neumann.
Siegfried grew up in an artistic household and began visiting museums and galleries while being pushed in a baby stroller. After receiving her B.A in Art History, she began her career at the Granary Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard, an iconic, and highly regarded gallery that’s been on
the island for more than 40 years. She learned the business of art and the pleasure and challenge of working with artists and clients.
After spending a few cold winters up North, she decided to give Charleston a try in 2002. She worked at several galleries, including serving as the director of Smith-Killian Fine Art. Although she found her experience working in these galleries invaluable she had always dreamed of having her own. Thus, the establishment of The George at 50 Bogard Street in the Elliotborough neighborhood in Charleston, in July 2018 the gallery relocated to 54 Broad St.
While studying art history at the University of Tennessee, she was most inspired by her modern art classes, specifically 20thcentury art. She now spends every vacation visiting art galleries, art exhibitions and museum shows wherever she can find them.