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Eyre de Lanux papers, 1865-1995

Lanux, Eyre de, 1894-1996

Painter, Designer, Author

Collection Information

Size: 10.6 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of portrait painter, writer, and designer, Eyre de Lanux (1894-1996) measure 10.6 linear feet and date from 1865 to 1995. The papers include biographical materials, personal business records, sixty-four diaries dating from 1922 through 1988, writings and notes, research files, printed materials, artwork, and photographs of Eyre de Lanux, her family, and friends. There is extensive correspondence with her husband Pierre de Lanux and her long-time lover Paolo Casagrande, as well as with other friends and family.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eyre de Lanux (1894-1996) spent much of her life traveling between Paris, Italy, and New York. In addition to portrait and frescoe painting, de Lanux designed furnishings and was a prolific writer.


The Eyre de Lanux papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by de Lanux's daughter Anne de Lanux Strong and grandson Paul Eyre in 1996.

Language Note

Collection is in English and French; some records are in Italian.


Funding for processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art