LeRoy and Janet Neiman Donate $1 Million to Establish Scholarship Fund at Ox-Bow

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CHICAGO, IL.- Ox-Bow and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) announced a $1,000,000 gift from the LeRoy Neiman Foundation to support Ox-Bow, the Saugatuck, Michigan–based school of art and artists’ residency currently celebrating its 100-year anniversary as an internationally renowned haven for visual artists, writers, and scholars. The LeRoy Neiman Scholarship Fund at Ox-Bow will provide student scholarships and support Ox-Bow’s Fellowship Program, which provides studio space and funding for 12 to 14 students from art schools across the country to spend their summer at Ox-Bow. Neiman—a world-famous artist known for his images of athletes, sporting events, and sociological settings—and his wife Janet are alumni of both SAIC and Ox-Bow. “Ox-Bow has been a retreat from hectic city life for over one hundred years. Such a retreat has never been more needed than it is now in the 21st Century with all its in