The first purchases for the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection were
made in the early 1960s. Today, the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection
consists of more than 3,500 paintings, sculptures and works on
paper primarily from the contemporary period.
The Collection is made up of works owned by the Louis-Dreyfus family. Selected works from the Collection have been donated to The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation Inc., and the family expects that more will be donated in the future. The Foundation was established to educate the public about the importance of art, to increase public awareness of self-taught and emerging artists and to encourage and assist other organizations which further educational opportunities for disadvantaged children. Hopefully many of these works will someday benefit the Harlem Children’s Zone through the Foundation.