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Eyre de Lanux papers, 1865-1995

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Creator:
Lanux, Eyre de, 1894-1996
Subject:
Lee, Ann
Lear, Tobias
Fahlman, Betsy
Barney, Natalie Clifford
Strong, Anne
Eyre, Paul
Lenard, Alexander
Casagrande, Paolo
Ford, Consuelo
Lanux, Pierre de Combret
Aragon, Louis
Eyre, Wilson
Wyld, Evelyn
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
10.6 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of portrait painter, writer, and furnishings designer, Eyre de Lanux (1894-1996) measure 10.6 linear feet and date from 1865 to 1995. The papers reflect Eyre's personal life in Paris with her husband, Pierre de Lanux and her travels with longtime lover Paolo Casagrande. The bulk of the collection consists of diaries spanning 1922 to 1988 and correspondence. Also found are de Lanux's sketches and drawings, some of which depict Parisian scenes and portraits of her lovers and friends. Other materials found include biographical information, personal business records, writings and notes including short stories, research files on Tobias Lear and Wilson Eyre, printed materials, and scattered photographs.
Citation:
Eyre de Lanux papers, 1865-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
The Eyre de Lanux papers were donated to the Archives of American Art with the personal library of Eyre and Pierre de Lanux. The 6.0 linear feet of books were deaccessioned in 2012.
Biography Note:
Elizabeth Eyre de Lanux (1894-1996) was a painter, designer, and writer. Elizabeth Eyre de Lanux was born in Johnstown, Pa. She studied in New York at the Art Students League and in 1918 married Pierre de Lanux, a French diplomat and man of letters. The couple moved to Paris, where Eyre de Lanux (as she styled herself) began studies at the Academy Colarossi with Paul Serusier, eventually becoming a designer of Art Deco lacquered furniture and patterned rugs. From 1922 to 1924, she wrote a column for Town & Country magazine, "Letters from Elizabeth," in which she described the modernist milieu in which she moved. She was a regular at the weekly salons of Natalie Clifford Barney on the rue Jacob. Following her return to New York after the war, de Lanux wrote for the New Yorker and Harper's Bazaar magazines. Pierre and Eyre de Lanux had one child, Anne de Lanux Strong. Pierre died in 1955 and Eyre de Lanux died in 1996 at the age of 102.
Provenance:
The Eyre de Lanux papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by de Lanux's daughter and grandson, Anne de Lanux Strong and Paul Eyre.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Paintings
Women artists
Photographs
Art, Modern
Modernism (Art)
Diaries
Artists' studios
Authors
Portrait painters
Travel diaries
Sound recordings
Drawings
Prints
Designers
Sketches
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6668
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215985
AAA_collcode_lanueyre
Theme:
Women
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215985
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