George Platt Lynes photographs

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lynegeor
Creators:
Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955
Dates:
1926-1950
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.4 Linear feet
(microfilmed on 3 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs of artists and art works taken by Lynes.
Scope and Contents
REEL 57: A photograph album, 1926-1942, containing photos of paintings and drawings in Lynes's collection. Paul Cadmus, Jared French, Marsden Hartley, Paul Klee, Pierre Roy, Pavel Tchelitchew, and Yves Tanguy are represented.
Scope and Contents
REEL 153: Photographs of artists, 1932-1950, and others (printed posthumously) including: Peggy Bacon, Eugene Berman, George Biddle, Henry Billings, Alexander Brook, Paul Cadmus, Marc Chagall, Boris Chaliapin, A. Dunoyer De Segonzac, Guy Pène du Bois, Jared French, Edward Hopper, Oskar Kokoschka, Gaston Lachaise, Jean Lurcat, Isamu Noguchi, Bernard Perlin, Pierre Roy, Homer St. Gaudens, Yves Tanguy, Pavel Tchelitchew, George Tooker, Ossip Zadkine, and William Zorach. Also included is a group photograph (numerous shots in varying poses) of a group of artists including Matta, Ossip, Zadkine, Yves Tanguu, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger, André Breton, Piet Mondrian, André Masson, Amédée Ozenfant, Jacques Lipcitz, Pavel Tchelitchev, Kurt Seligman and Eugene Berman taken on the occasion of the Exhibition Artists in Exile at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, 1942.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2077: Fifteen photographs of Marsden Hartley, February 4, 1943, and printed posthumously.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
George Platt Lynes (1907-1955) was a photographer from New York, N.Y. Best known for his portraits of Hollywood stars, ballet dancers, writers, and male nudes.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 153 and 2077 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Reel 57 is available for use only at the Archives of American Art offices.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 57: Original returned to Russell Lynes after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 57 lent for microfilming 1971 by Russell Lynes, brother of George Platt Lynes; material on reels 153 & 2077 donated 1967-1971 by Russell Lynes.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.
Conditions Governing Access
Reel 57: ACCESS RESTRICTED: written permission required.
Conditions Governing Use
Reels 153 & 2077: Authorization to publish, or reproduce must be obtained from Joshua Lynes. Credit should include Copyright Estate of George Platt Lynes

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photography, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait photography Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955 -- Art collections -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biddle, George, 1885-1973 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Billings, Henry, 1901- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chagall, Marc, 1887- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chaliapin, Boris, 1904- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dunoyer de Segonzac, André, 1884-1974 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
French, Jared, 1905-1988 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kokoschka, Oskar, 1886- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lurçat, Jean, 1892-1966 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perlin, Bernard, 1918- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roy, Pierre -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saint-Gaudens, Homer, b. 1880 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tanguy, Yves, 1900-1955 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tchelitchew, Pavel, 1898-1957 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tooker, George -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zadkine, Ossip -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zorach, William, 1887-1966 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pène Du Bois, Guy , 1884-1958 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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