Future History: The Katz Legacy

Creative Growth, Creativity Explored & NIAD

Christie’s San Francisco | 2–9 December

In 1974, Florence and Elias Katz founded Creative Growth as a response to statewide cuts in services for adults with disabilities. In 1983, they opened Creativity Explored in San Francisco and in 1982 they went on to create NIAD (Nurturing Independence Through Artistic Development) in Richmond. Although the organizations operate separately, the three art studios share a common mission to serve and to support artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities by providing professional studio space, exhibition opportunities and representation.

From 2 – 9 December, Christie’s San Francisco is delighted to present the Future History: The Katz Legacy. We invite you to explore the creations in our galleries.

Emily Misencik
+1 415 982 0982

   2–9 December
   Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm
   Saturday, 11am – 4pm
   49 Geary Street, Suite 530
   San Francisco


  • John Patrick McKenzie

    (Untitled) They like French Girls, 2007
    marker and collage on paper
    20 x 16 inches

    Sponsoring Organization
    Creativity Explored

    © 2007 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC

  • Ron Veasey

    Untitled, 2021
    acrylic on paper
    44 1/2 x 30 inches
    Sponsoring Organization
    Creative Growth

    © Courtesy of the artist and Creative Growth

  • Dorrie Reid

    Spirit, 2021
    glazed ceramic with steel support
    40 x 34 x 18 inches
    Sponsoring Organization

    © 2021 NIAD Art Center

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