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Weisman, Marcia

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role Collector
dates 1918-1991
city Los Angeles
other citiesBeverly Hills, CA; Portland, OR;
gender F
historical notes Art collector and benefactor who helped found the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. She was the first wife of Frederick R. Weisman (divorced mid 1970’s) and the sister of the collector Norton Simon.

She collected paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings by Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Andy Warhol and others. To the National Gallery, Mrs. Weisman promised paintings by Ed Ruscha and Clyfford Still. To the Los Angeles County Museum of Art she gave works by Newman and Hans Hofmann, among others. Finally, to the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art she gave Jasper Johns's "Map," perhaps the most important work in her collection.
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University of California, Berkeley Collecting, sharing, and promoting contemporary art in California
oral history transcript . Marcia S Weisman; George M Goodwin, 1983.
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see also:
Weisman, Frederick R., 1912-1994
Simon, Norton, 1907-1993