Lannie Neal Collection

The Lannie Neal Collection is compromised of the personal collection of Lannie Neal, Nashville-based interior decorator. Over the decades Neal amassed an impressive and diverse inventory of fine art goods during regular trips to Europe, particularly Italy and France. Neal looked for artwork that appealed to his own aesthetic and style, saying "I would buy things that caught my eye as I went." The foundation of Neal’s collection is Old World fine art paintings, etchings, and drawings from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. There are also eye catching modern pieces in his collection as well as a bounty of objets d’art such as carved cameos, historical documents, and religious santos figurines. Neal also turned his eye to artists in his own Nashville community. Artworks by Nashville-area artists Red Grooms, Jason Saunders, and renowned portraitist Michael Shane Neal are included in this splendid collection.