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Robert and Lisa Sainsbury.|||||_____________________STEVEN HOOPER

The Sainsbury family, whose fortune comes from their namesake supermarket chain in the UK, founded the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art in Norwich, England, which holds collections in abstract art, ceramics, and prehistoric artifacts. They have a strong collection of modern art, and Sir Robert Sainsbury, who died in 2000, was an early collector of Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, and Francis Bacon.

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Sainsbury Family

Location:
London

Source of wealth:
Supermarkets

Collecting area:
Impressionism; Modern and contemporary art; world art

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Fun fact:

The Sainsbury's supermarket enterprise dates back to the 19th century and now features more than 600 stores.