Ellen Lanyon papers, circa 1880-2014, bulk 1926-2013
Lanyon, Ellen, 1926-2013
Lippard, Lucy R.
Ox-Bow Summer School of Painting
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
62.6 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of artist Ellen Lanyon measure 62.6 linear feet and date from circa 1880-2014, bulk 1926-2013. Biographical material; correspondence; interviews; writings; journals; project files; teaching files; exhibition files; personal business records; printed and broadcast material; scrapbooks; photographic material; artwork; sketchbooks; as well as sound and video recordings and electronic records, provide a comprehensive view of Lanyon's career and of art circles in Chicago and New York.
Ellen Lanyon papers, circa 1880-2014, bulk 1926-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
A small portion of the papers are also available on microfilm reels 1234, 2237-2240 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the materials on the microfilm does not match the arrangement of the papers as described in this finding aid.
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Ellen Lanyon conducted by James Crawford in 1975.
Ellen Lanyon (1926-2013) was an American painter and printmaker working in Chicago and New York. Lanyon was active in several women's art organizations and was a member of the Board of the Ox-Bow Summer School of Painting.
A majority of the collection donated 2015 by Andrew Ginszel, Ellen Lanyon's son and executor. Lanyon also donated material in 1990. Portions of the collection lent for microfilming 1977-1981 by Lanyon and subsequently donated.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001