ABOUT

The documentary GENEROSITY OF EYE is the surprising story of a major art collection transforming into education for African American kids in the Harlem Children's Zone. It is the very personal tale of actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus discovering how her father William's passions for art, justice and education connect in a single act of generosity.

The Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection -- more than three thousand paintings, drawings and sculptures will be sold to create an endowment for Geoffrey Canada's Harlem Children's Zone.

Geoffrey Canada

William Louis-Dreyfus

Willis Haley, Jr.

Willis Haley, Jr.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Geoffrey, William, and Julia

Geoffrey, William, and Julia

The Generosity of Eye poster (below) features the painting Upside-Down Bathers, 1979-1982 by Graham Nickson.  Nickson, the dean of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, coined the phrase "Generosity of Eye" when describing William Louis-Dreyfus's way of taking in an artist's work.

More of Graham Nickson's work from the Louis Dreyfus Family Collection can be seen here.  An interview with Graham Nickson can be seen here.

CONTACT

email questions and thoughts about the collection and the film to:

generosityofeye@gmail.com