George Platt Lynes photographs, 1926-1950

Lynes, George Platt, b. 1907 d. 1955
Photographer
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.4 linear ft. (microfilmed on 3 reels)

Collection Summary: Photographs of artists and art works taken by Lynes.

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.

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 Pene 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 occassion of the Exhibition Artists in Exile at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, 1942.

REEL 2077: Fifteen photographs of Marsden Hartley, February 4, 1943, and printed posthumously.

Biographical/Historical Note: 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.

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.

How to Use this Collection

  • 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.
  • Reels 153 & 2077: Authorization to publish, or reproduce must be obtained from George P. Lynes, II Executor, Estate of George Platt Lynes 427 East 84th Street New York, NY 10028-6205 Phone/Fax: 212-570-4541 GeorgeLynes@gmail.com. Credit should include Copyright Estate of George Platt Lynes
  • 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. Contact Reference Services for more information. Reel 57: ACCESS RESTRICTED: written permission required.
  • For more information on using the Archives’ resources, see the FAQ or Ask Us.

Also in the Archives