Sainsbury, Sir Robert James


Sainsbury, Sir Robert James
▪ 2001

      British grocer and arts patron (b. Oct. 24, 1906, London, Eng.—d. April 2, 2000, London), was joint manager of Sainsbury's grocery business with his older brother, Alan (later Lord Sainsbury), but he made his personal mark as an art collector and philanthropist, championing such contemporary artists as Henry Moore, Alberto Giacometti, and Francis Bacon. Sainsbury served as trustee (1959–73), vice-chairman (1967–69), and chairman (1969–73) of the Tate Gallery, and in 1973 he donated his large art collection to the University of East Anglia's Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, which he commissioned from architect Norman Foster and later expanded. Sainsbury was knighted for his contributions to the arts in 1967.

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