LeRoy Neiman Foundation Donates $1.5 Million for Printmaking Scholarship Fund at Columbia

Columbia University. Via Columbia University School of the Arts/Facebook.

A US$1.5 million donation from the LeRoy Neiman Foundation will create the LeRoy and Janet Neiman Fellowship Fund at the Columbia University School of the Arts in New York. This is the foundation’s first major gift since Neiman, an illustrator, graphic artist, and painter, died in 2012.

The money will be donated over the course of the next five years, and will offer need-based scholarships to up to eight students (known as LeRoy and Janet Neiman Fellows) pursuing a masters of fine arts in printmaking. Neiman was a longtime supporter of the school, donating US$6 million to open the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies in 1996.

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