The concept and language for the Leo Katz Foundation was first created by Leo and his sons in 1981 before Leo’s death. His sons worked together to store and preserve Leo’s files and archives with the intention of keeping the collection together and forming a non-profit organization in the future.
In 1999, work continued and the Leo Katz Foundation was formed along with the next generation of leadership. In 2012, their collective wishes and instructions were completed when the Leo Katz Foundation became a non-profit 501, c3.
Since that time, the Foundation has focused on compiling and documenting Leo’s artwork, restoring and donating his artwork, and finally working with museums to exhibit his artwork. Additional publications and exhibits are being prepared for the near future.
- In 2016 and 2017, Leo's art (Pegasus) was included in exhibitions created by the Baltimore Museum of Art, and Syracuse University, representing the first time Leo's art has been publicly exhibited since 1982.
- In 2018, Glacier Park Painting by Leo was included in the exhibit and publication “Ticket to Ride, Artists, Designers and Western Railways” by the Fred Jones JR Museum of Art at the Univeristy of Oklahoma.
- In 2022, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York accepted print donations from the Leo Katz Foundation into their permanent collection. They now house all 26 prints.
- In 2022, the Foundation completed research on the Print phase of Leo's career by publishing 26 Prints in 35 Years A Catalogue Raisonne of Leo's Prints.
- In 2023, Coincidences was published which documents Leo’s early art, education, and experiences in World War I as a solider. This book concludes in 1921 when Leo comes to America to paint portraits for the Vanderlip family in New York.
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Charitable contributions in cash, securities/stock, and gifts in kind are tax-deductible to extent provided by law and will allow the Foundation to continue to grow in outreach, education, content development and other activities.
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