Vicki and Roger Sant’s collection focuses on the Post-Impressionist group known as the Nabis, including works by Édouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, and Maurice Denis. Vicki is a trustee emeritus at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.—an institution to which the Sants have gifted an acquisition fund for 19th-century paintings—and the couple is also involved with the Phillips Collection, the Smithsonian, the National Symphony Orchestra, and other institutions. In 2014 the Sants were awarded the Eli and Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts. (The Broads have also appeared regularly on the ARTnews Top 200.) Vernon E. Jordan said on that occasion, “[The Sants] are making it possible for people to be exposed to and a part of something out of the ordinary that will enhance their lives. That’s a very good thing.”

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Vicki and Roger Sant

New York; Washington, D.C.

Source of wealth:

Collecting area:
Washington, D.C.: late 19th-century art focused on Nabi; New York: contemporary art

Top 200 appearance:
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Fun fact:

The Sants once donated $800,000 to bring two new Chinese Pandas to the Smithsonian's National Zoo.