William Louis-Dreyfuss, Prominent Art Collector, Philanthropist, Billionaire, Dead at 84



Where would we, artists, be without collectors?  They are the ones who make our careers possible, who bring our best works to the public. Such was the case with William Louis-Dreyfuss, poet, lawyer, and oh, yes- the father of actress Julia Louis-Dreyfuss.

As actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepted an Emmy for “Outstanding Lead Actress” last night for her role as President Selina Meyer on HBO’s hit series “Veep,” she also surprised the crowd by revealing that her father had died just two days prior.

Gerard, aka William Louis-Dreyfus, the French-born billionaire collector and philanthropist, died on September 16 at the age of 84.

From https://news.artnet.com/art-world/william-dreyfus-honored-at-emmys-656717