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H. Lyman Sayen papers, 1895-1973

Sayen, H. Lyman (Henry Lyman), 1875-1918

Muralist, Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Letters to Sayen; exhibition catalogs; printed material; annotated scrapbooks complied by Sayen's daughter, Ann, containing letters, photographs, clippings and material about Sayen's scientific achievements and his lunettes for the U.S. Capitol completed in 1905; a typescript of a talk, "The United States and Modern Art," given by Sayen at the Philadelphia Sketch Club; typescript of an unpublished autobiography, "Blossoms of Liberty," by Jeannette Hope Sayen, Sayen's wife; a diary kept by Harvey Thomas Sayen, Sayen's brother; and photographs of Sayen's paintings, pottery, and commercial illustrations.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, mural painter, illustrator; Philadelphia, Pa.


Transfer from the National Museum of American Art, 1986.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Much of the printed material and many of the letters are photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

H. Lyman Sayen papers, 1895-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.