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Ellen Lanyon papers, circa 1880-2014, bulk 1926-2013

Ellen Lanyon papers, circa 1880-2014, bulk 1926-2013

Lanyon, Ellen, 1926-2013

Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 62.6 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material; correspondence; writings; business records; files concerning teaching, projects, exhibitions, and organizations; photographs; artwork; inventories; printed material; audio visual material and born digital media, relating to the career of painter and printmaker, Ellen Lanyon.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ellen Lanyon (1926-2013) was a painter and printmaker in Chicago, Illinois. Lanyon was active in several women's art organizations and was a member of the Board of the Ox-Bow Summer School of Painting.


A majority of the collection donated 2015 by Andrew Ginszel, Ellen Lanyon's son and executor. Lanyon also donated material in 1990. Portions of the collection lent for microfilming 1977-1981 by Lanyon and subsequently donated.

Additional Forms Available

Approximately 3.0 linear feet on micrfofilm reels 1234, 2237-2240 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Biographical material, correspondence, teaching and lecture notes, exhibition files, business records, subject files on organizations, art and slide inventories, and printed material available for use on microfilm reels 1234 and 2237-2240.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Ellen Lanyon papers, circa 1880-2014, bulk 1926-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.