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Norman Clement Stone, American psychologist, foundation administrator. Named one of Top 200 Art Collectors, ARTnews Magazine, 2008. President W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, San Francisco Friends of the Homeless; Member of Napa Valley Vintners.


Stone, son of prominent Chicago businessman, insurance industry pioneer and self-help book author W. Clement Stone, was born in Evanston, Illinois.


American Bar Association, Nichols Junior College, 1959. Bachelor, Stanford University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Wright Institute, 1985.


He holds a B.A. in economics from Stanford University and a doctorate degree from the Wright Institute Graduate School of Social-clinical Psychology in Berkeley, California. Since 1980, Stone has served as a staff psychologist at the mental health center for the government-funded Bayview Hunters Point Foundation for Community Improvement in San Francisco, counseling patients for everything from schizophrenia and crack addiction to depression. Under the tutelage of Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services in New York., Stone began actively collecting contemporary art in the mid 1980s.

The Stones’ collection also features works from such seminal artists as Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, Hans Bellmer and Tony Conrad. The collection is divided among the Stones’ primary residence in San Francisco and also their Napa Valley wine estate, Stonescape. The latter property features a unique 5,750-square-foot (534 m2) art cave designed by Brooklyn architectural firm Bade Stageberg Cox, as well as a pool and pavilion conceptualized by James Turrell, an artist noted for his famed Skyspaces and executed by Jim Jennings.

The landscape was designed by Tom Leader. An active philanthropist in his personal life, Stone is president of the W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation as well as a trustee of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Stonescape is located in the Diamond Mountain District AVA of the Napa Valley appellation.

Since the 1990s, the property has produced critically acclaimed Merlot wines under the Azalea Springs label. The Stones replanted their vineyards in 2002 with premium cabernet sauvignon vines producing wine under the AZS label, with the intention of bottling future vintages under the Stonescape Wines label.


President W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, San Francisco Friends of the Homeless. Member of Napa Valley Vintners.


  • Other Interests

    Winemaking, contemporary art collection.


Married Norah Grace Sharpe, June 1, 1986. Children: Bryan C., Norman Clifford, Mark C., Amy M.ABA, Nichols Junior.