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 most renowned collections of Modern and Contemporary Art in the United States. Picasso, Miro, Klee, Man Ray, and Giacometti were just a few of the cornerstones of the initial collection. Subsequent collecting by grandfather Morton, father Hubert, and Belinda herself span every important art movement from abstract expressionism on including seminal works by Lichtenstein, Warhol and Basquiat. Belinda grew up subsumed in the art world - constantly in galleries, museums, and artist studios. She continued that passion with more formal degree qualifications - first with a BA in Art History from Columbia University, and then continuing to an MA at The University of London's Courtauld Institute. Belinda has been an active collector for her own collection since the early 1990's. Both her father and grandfather have been the subject of many cultural articles.
Alison Wolfson has been a passionate collector for over 20 years. She grew up visiting museums and galleries with her mom who was in an avid admirer and collector of contemporary art. She received her BA at Syracuse University in finance with a minor in art history. Alison worked in commercial real estate sales in Manhattan where she negotiated and closed record on major investment properties. In her late twenties, Alison went on to earn her MBA in real estate finance at Fordham University while working full time. She then went on to work for an investment bank in the Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities division on Wall Street for amost a decade. In 2001 she retired turning her focus towards family and art. She began collecting contemporary art in the mid 1990's and has built an in-depth collection of over 500 works. Recently, in the December, 2015 Architectural Digest ran a feature on her aparttment which has been designed around her extensive art collection.