About the Foundation

The LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation seeks to perpetuate the legacy and philanthropic spirit of LeRoy Neiman, and to advance and share the impact of his life, his ideals and artwork in the US and throughout the world. The Foundation supports organizations that promote the study, improvement and advancement of the arts and provide opportunities for at-risk youth to develop paths to successful futures.

We envision a broad recognition of Neiman’s achievements as an illustrator, chronicler of post-War America and Europe, and artist who made art accessible to millions of people. We also imagine safe haven community centers in a number of cities in America that support and provide opportunities for arts education to disadvantaged children who may, as Neiman did himself, become inspired through the self-fulfillment that comes with dedication and achievement.

LeRoy and Janet Neiman established the LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation in 1986 to help facilitate their philanthropic goals.

Neiman Foundation Staff

Tara Zabor, Executive Director

Ella Coon, Archivist

Board of Directors

Steven Bond, Chairman
Heather Long, President
Janet Neiman, Vice President
Jim Purdy, Secretary

LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation

1 W. 67th St.
New York, NY  10023
Tel. 212-724-2947



We are in the process of organizing and digitizing our archives. For a selection of highlights please check http://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/