John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and John D. Rockefeller, Sr. at The Casements, Ormond Beach, Florida. April 5, 1925. Photographer unknown. Rockefeller Family Archives. Courtesy Rockefeller Archive Center

A major philanthropist, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. supported numerous cultural initiatives in the United States and abroad. He was the sole financier and guiding patron behind New York’s Rockefeller Center, a monumental, multi-building complex that included a major public art program, which he hoped would make the site “a mecca for lovers of art.”