Frank Bernard Lemann

October 28, 1957March 13, 2019

Frank Bernard Lemann passed away peacefully at his home on March 13, 2019. He was born to John Sigmund Lemann and Kathleen Landry Lemann on October 28, 1957 in New Orleans, LA. He attended St. Paul’s School in Covington. He graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Art History. He lived in New York from 1986-2006, where he had successful careers as both an Art Consultant at Barbara Guggenheim and Associates and as a Broker with Douglas Elliman Real Estate Brokerage, where he specialized in town home properties in the West Village. After returning to New Orleans in 2006, he followed philanthropic pursuits serving on the Board of Trustees of New Orleans Ballet Theater and was one of the founding donors of the company. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors for United Saints Recovery Project, where he was also the Art Director.

Frank was known for his brilliant intellect, his gregarious sense of humor, and his love of drama and costuming. He loved children, especially his nephew and godchildren, with whom he shared mutual adoration and endless amusements. He loved his family and friends of all ages. His gifts to them were always thoughtful and creative. He was an art enthusiast and an artist. His love of travel recently took him to Paris for a cousin’s birthday celebration and he had plans to travel to Asia. As his mind and spirit led him to wander the globe, his home remained in New Orleans and his heart and pride were planted firmly in Donaldsonville along with his family’s roots. He was a true Renaissance man with additional interests in history, politics, people, cultures, music, gardening and photography. He would happily share his thoughts and opinions on these and countless other subjects. He embraced life and laughter. He leaned into the eccentric. He was funny as hell and smart as a whip. Though his body gave out, were he with us today, he would gleefully tell you he still had the brain of a 30-year-old.

He is survived by his brother Frederick “Ricky” Lemann, his sisters, Camille Lemann and Mathilde Lemann, and his nephew, Casey Lemann. A private celebration of his life will be held Saturday March 16 from 3-5 pm.

Donations can be made in his honor to United Saints Recovery Project ( New Orleans Ballet Theater (


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Cam Percy Raulston

March 14, 2019

Dear Ricky , Camille, And Mathilde,

I am so saddened to hear about Frank . What a wonderful , kind , funny , and very colorful person Frank was . I am thinking of all of you with this terrible loss . I know how very close the four of you were. 🙏. This is very diffucult news to accept .
Love you all . Cam