Oral history interview with Ellen Lanyon, 1975 Dec. 5

Lanyon, Ellen , b. 1926 d. 2013
Painter, Printmaker
Active in New York, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.

Size: 5 sound tapes 5 in.
Transcript: 214 p.

Collection Summary: Interview of Ellen Lanyon conducted by James Crawford for the Archives of American Art.

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 Note: Ellen Lanyon (1926- ) is a painter and printmaker in New York and Chicago, Ill.

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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