Neumann Wolfson Art is a contemporary art gallery established on New York’s Upper East Side in January 2016 in response to the changing climate of the New York art scene. It was founded by Belinda Neumann and Alison Wolfson with the intention to support and connect networks of international and intergenerational artists that explore new ways of seeing the world.
Belinda Neumann is a third generation art collector and specialist. Collecting in the aftermath of World War II, her grandfather, Morton Neumann, initiated what has become one of the finest and world renowned collections of Modern and Contemporary Art. Subsequent collecting by grandfather Morton, parents and Belinda herself demonstrate intergenerational connections spanning the course of modern art history. Her mother, Dolores Ormandy Neumann was the first major art dealer for graffiti artists during the 1980’s. Belinda grew up subsumed in the art world– constantly in galleries, museums, and artist studios. She followed that foundation with more formal degrees of education– first with a BA in Art History from Columbia University, then with a MA from The University of London's Courtauld Institute.
Alison Wolfson has been a passionate collector for almost three decades and is an generous patron of art. She received her BA at Syracuse University in finance with a minor in art history. Alison worked in Manhattan real estate investment sales before going on to earn her MBA in real estate finance at Fordham University. She then went on to work on Wall Street in Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities for almost a decade. In 2001, she left the financial world to focus on family and art. Today, her personal collection of art has grown to over 600 works, some of which can be seen in the 2015 Architectural Digest feature on her apartment.
Alison and Belinda’s shared passion for supporting and creating dialogues around new ways of interpreting art led them to co-found Neumann Wolfson Art in 2016.