Unseen works by Elaine de Kooning, Grace Spaulding John, Natalia Goncharova and Françoise Gilot are among 400 pieces collected over 30 years by Sandra & William Nicholson
Source: Northwell Health Newsroom
The “Women Who Dared” art collection, the largest privately-held collection of exclusively female-created works of art, will go on display at New York State’s largest health system – Northwell Health. The collection was meticulously assembled over 30 years by California-based collectors and philanthropists Sandra and William Nicholson. It features more than 400 pieces of visual art from female artists spanning 2,500 years and seven continents. The collection has never before been seen in public.
“Art has been shown to heal, inspire and bring joy, and we believe it has the greatest impact in a health care setting where it can nurture patients and motivate staff,” said Mrs. Nicholson. “We are delighted to share our collection with Northwell to honor its legacy of contributions to the diverse communities it serves, and the distinguished service provided by their frontline health care and nursing professionals.”
Starting May 19th, and as a tribute to its more than 50,000 female employees and the one million women it treats annually, Northwell will proudly display select pieces of work from the collection throughout its hospitals, including some 23 works on its Manhattan campuses: Lenox Hill Hospital, Lenox Health Greenwich Village and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital.
Read the full press release here.