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

Lanyon, Ellen, 1926-2013

Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 62.6 linear feet

Summary: The papers of artist Ellen Lanyon measure 62.6 linear feet and date from circa 1880-2014, bulk 1926-2013. Biographical material; correspondence; interviews; writings; journals; project files; teaching files; exhibition files; personal business records; printed and broadcast material; scrapbooks; photographic material; artwork; sketchbooks; as well as sound and video recordings and electronic records, provide a comprehensive view of Lanyon's career and of art circles in Chicago and New York.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ellen Lanyon (1926-2013) was an American painter and printmaker working in Chicago and New York. 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.

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