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Resnick, Stewart

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role Collector
dates 1936-
city Beverly Hills
other citiesAspen, CO;
sex M
historical notes Stewart Resnick is one of the most successful farmers in the United States. Resnick and his wife, Lynda, bought The Franklin Mint, which was used to manufacture collectibles, in 1986 and sold it in 2006. Since 1979, Resnick has been the chairman and president of The Wonderful Company, which produces many popular food and beverage brands.

The Resnicks collect eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art. Their collection includes work by, among others, Francois Boucher, Hubert Robert, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Brun, Jean-Marc Nattier, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Jean Barbault, Michel Garnier, Vincenzo Vela, and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. The collection features other European works by artists including Peter Paul Rubens, Francesco Guardi, and Henri Lehman.

They are on the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (LACMA), where Lynda also chairs the acquisitions and exhibitions committee. Lynda is Vice Chairman of LACMA’s Board of Trustees, as well as the Chair of the Acquisitions Committee and the Executive Committee. She is on the Executive Board of The Aspen Institute for which she chairs the Communications Committee; the Executive Board for the UCLA Medical Sciences; the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Milken Family Foundation. She is also a trustee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2008, the Resnicks committed to a gift of $45 million to LACMA fund the construction of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, which was complete in 2010.
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Lynda Resnick