Oral history interview with Ellen Lanyon

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lanyon75
Creators:
Lanyon, Ellen
Crawford, James, 1944-
Dates:
1975 Dec. 5
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
5 Sound tapes
5 in.
214 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Ellen Lanyon conducted by James Crawford for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Lanyon speaks of family background; interests in art and music and collecting objects and antiques; her early art education; remembrances of 1933 Chicago World's Fair; Art Institute; Oxbow Summer School of Painting; her work and techniques; exhibitions; Institute of Design; marriage and move to University of Iowa; Iowa art department, Iowa print group; Fulbright to England; travel in France and Italy; return to Chicago; founding of graphic workshop; Hairy Who group; The Imagists; Seven and Up exhibitions; Red Grooms in Chicago; and commissions. She recalls George Buehr, Margo Hoff, Dudley Crafts Watson, Vera Berdich, Joseph Hirsch, Carl Schneiwind, Kathleen Blackshear, Mauricio Lasansky, Gertrude Abercrombie, Julius Carleback, Roland Ginzel, and Edgar Rupprecht.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ellen Lanyon (1926- ) is a painter and printmaker in New York and Chicago, Ill.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

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Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Berdich, Vera, 1915-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buehr, George Frederick, 1905-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carleback, Julius Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ginzel, Roland, 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grooms, Red Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoff, Margo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lasansky, Mauricio, 1914- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rupprecht, Edgar A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schniewind, Carl Oscar, 1900-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watson, Dudley Crafts, 1885- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ox-Bow Summer School of Painting Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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