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Neuberger, Roy R.

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dates 1903-2010
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesBridgeport, CT; Paris, France;
gender M
historical notes Roy Rothschild Neuberger was an art patron, collector of American Art, investment banker and founder of the investment firm Neuberger & Berman.

The Neuberger collection included sculptures and paintings by, among others, Crawford, Dove, Feininger, Catch, Cottlieb, Graves, Hartley, Hofmann, Holty, Jules, Katzman, Kienbusch, Lawrence, Pollock, Rattner, Tamayo, Avery, de Kooning, Tobey and Weber.

Neuberger was the president of the American Federation of the Arts, 1958-1968; a trustee and member of Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art; honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; member of the executive committee of the Council of Friends, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; and many other positions and memberships.

A large part of his private art collection was donated to the Roy R. Neuberger Museum of the State University of New York College at Purchase. Other works from his collection reside in the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art.

In 1969, at the request of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, he donated a significant portion of his collection, more than 900 works, to New York State to establish the Neuberger Museum of Art (NMA) at Purchase College. Designed by Phillip Johnson the Museum opened in 1974.

His wife Marie Salant Neuberger died in 1997, the Neuberger’s had been married for 65 years and had three children: Ann Neuberger Aceves of Santa Fe, N.M.; Roy S. Neuberger of Lawrence, N.Y, and James A. Neuberger of New York City.

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1930-1940
1940-1950
1950-1960
1960-1970
1970-1980
1980-1990
1990-2000
2000-2010
websitehttp://www.neuberger.org/
updated 02/07/2020 18:21:04
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Roy R. Neuberger papers, 1940-1979. see details...
Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library, 6th Fl. East,
Reminiscences of Roy R. Neuberger see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Roy R Neuberger interviews, 1975 September 19 & 26. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Oral history interview with Roy R. Neuberger, 1994 Mar. 29 - Apr. 7.
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The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Artist file: Neuberger, Roy R.; miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
Neuberger Museum of Art Archives
Purchase College, State University of New York
Roy R. Neuberger : celebrating 100 years : life, business, art. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Archives pamphlet file: Neuberger, Roy R.: miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
John I. H. Baur interviews, 1970 Jan. 22-Feb. 19. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Adeline Herder Papers, 1942-1999. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Oral History Project, 1993-2000.
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