Fred and Rita Richman
Fred Richman developed Richloom Fabrics Group, a family run textile company, into a converter of curtain and drapery market cloths for manufacturers, book jobbers and retailers. Today, the company has grown into a multi-faceted global firm supplying home products to customers worldwide and is now run by his son Jim (Great Neck) Richman. Together Fred and Rita, avid art collectors, have collected Greek, Roman and Middle Eastern antiquities in addition to work from Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Indian oceans, manuscripts, jewelry and architectural fragments. They have endowed the African Art department and a curatorial position at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and are responsible for the Art of Island Southeast Asia Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.