Murphy, Gerald, 1888-1964

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1888-03-26
Death 1964
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Marion Lowndes, Palisades, New York, was a close friend of artist, Gerald Murphy. Murphy was a painter, born in Boston, Mass. and lived in Palisades, New York. He was active in Europe around 1921, and painted in an abstract style.

From the description of Marion Lowndes letters from Gerald Murphy, 1948-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557109

Gerald Murphy (1888-1964), painter and businessman, and Sara Wiborg Murphy (1883-1975) were wealthy American expatriates in Paris and Antibes, France, during the 1920s and early 1930s. Gerald and Sara had a passionate interest in the currents of art, literature, and music of the period, and their home in Antibes, Villa America, was a salon for artists and writers including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Archibald MacLeish, Dorothy Parker, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Igor Stravinsky, and Cole Porter.

From the description of Gerald and Sara Murphy papers, 1854-2003. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702158778

Marion Lowndes from Palisades, N.Y. was a close friend of artist, Gerald Murphy.

Murphy was a painter, born in Boston, Mass. and lived in Palisades, N.Y. He was active in Europe around 1921, and painted in an abstract style.

From the description of Marion Lowndes letters from Gerald Murphy, 1948-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756821013

The lives of Gerald Murphy and Sara Wiborg Murphy are described in Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy, A Lost Generation Love Story (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998) by Amanda Vaill and Sara & Gerald (New York: NYT Times Books, 1982) by Honoria Murphy Donnelly. The following is a brief timeline identifying key events in their lives:

1883 November 7: Sara Sherman Wiborg born.

1888 March 26: Gerald Cleary Murphy born.

1912: Gerald Murphy graduates from Yale University.

1915 December 30: Sara and Gerald are married.

1917 December 19: Honoria Adeline Murphy is born.

1917-1918: Gerald Murphy serves in the U.S. military.

1919 May 13: Baoth Wiborg Murphy is born.

1919 September: Gerald Murphy begins his studies at Harvard University in landscape architecture. The Murphys move to Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1920 Summer: Reside at "The Glebe" in Litchfield, Connecticut.

1920 October 18: Patrick Francis Murphy II is born.

1921 June 11: Sail for Europe.

1921 Summer: Visit Croyde Bay, England.

1921 September: Reside in Paris, France. Reside at the Hôtel Beau-Site before moving to rue Greuze in October.

1922 June: Visit Houlgate on the coast of Normandy, France.

1922 October: Reside in Versailles, France at the Hôtel des Reservoirs.

1923 Summer: Visit Antibes, France and stay at the Hôtel du Cap. The Murphys befriend the Picassos. The Murphys and friends throw a "Mad Beach Party."

1923 September: Reside in Versailles, France.

1924 February: Reside in Antibes, France. Visitors include: F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso and family, Donald Ogden Stewart, John and Katy Dos Passos.

1924 April: Reside in Saint-Cloud, France, at 3 rue Gounod.

1924 May: Frederic T. Murphy dies (Gerald Murphy's brother).

1924 June: Reside in Antibes, France.

1924 September: Reside in Saint-Cloud, France.

1925 March: Reside in Antibes, France.

1925 Summer: Move into "Villa America" in Antibes, France. Guests include: Fitzgeralds, MacLeishes, Rudolph Valentino, Dos Passos, and Stewart.

1928-1929: Reside in California.

1929 May: Reside in Antibes, France.

1929 October: Reside in Montana-Vermala, Switzerland.

1931 Summer: Reside in Bad Aussee, Austria.

1932 January: Reside in Antibes, France.

1932 Summer-1934: Reside in New York City and "Hook Pond," East Hampton, New York.

1934 Summer: Visit Europe.

1934 December: Gerald Murphy becomes President of the Mark Cross Company.

1935 March 17: Baoth Wiborg Murphy dies of meningitis.

1935 Summer-1937: Reside in Saranac Lake, New York.

1937 January 30: Patrick Francis Murphy II dies of tuberculosis.

1937 Summer: Visit Europe. Trip with Alice Lee Myers.

1938: Reside at "Swan Cove," East Hampton, New York and summer in Europe. Sailing with Dos Passos.

1939: Reside in New York City and East Hampton, New York and spend the summer in Europe.

1949: Reside at "Cheer Hall," Sneden's Landing, New York.

1964 October 17: Gerald Murphy dies.

1975 October 9: Sara Murphy dies.

1998 December 22: Honoria Murphy Donnelly dies.

Family members who are prominent in the papers appear in boldface.

Timothy Murphy - Patrick Francis Murphy (1858-1931) m. Anna Elizabeth Ryan (circa 1858-1932) - - 2 Frederic Timothy Murphy (1885-1924) m. Noël Haskins (b. 1895) - - 2 Gerald Cleary Murphy (1888-1964) m. Sara Sherman Wiborg (1883-1975) - -- 3 Honoria Adeline Murphy Donnelly (1917-1998) m. John Shelton (b. 1919; divorced 1948-1949) m. William M. Donnelly (1916-1988) - - - - 4 John Charles Baoth Donnelly (1951-) - - - - 4 William Sherman Donnelly (1953-) - - - - 4 Laura Sara Donnelly (1954-) - - - 3 Baoth Wiborg Murphy (1919-1935) - - - 3 Patrick Francis Murphy (1920-1937) - - 2 Esther Murphy (1898-1962) m. John Strachey (1901-1963; divorced 1933) m. Chester A. Arthur III (divorced)

Henry Paulinus Wiborg (1821-1867) m. Susan Isidora Bestow (1832-1876) - 2 Frank Bestow Wiborg (1855-1930) m. Adeline Moulton Sherman (1859-1917) - - 3 Sara Sherman Wiborg (1883-1975) m. Gerald Cleary Murphy (1888-1964) - - 3 Mary Hoyt Wiborg (1887-1964) - - 3 Olga Marie Wiborg (1889-1937) m. Sidney Webster Fish (1885-1950) - - - 4 Stuyvesant Fish (1926-2003) m. Virginia Small - 2 Harry Bestow Wiborg (b. 1857)

Charles Robert Sherman (1790-1829) m. Mary Hoyt (d. 1852) - 2 Charles Taylor Sherman (1811-1879) m. Elizabeth Williams - - 3 Mary Hoyt Sherman m. Nelson A. Miles (1839-1925) - - 3 Henry Stoddard Sherman - - 3 John J. Sherman - - 3 Charles F. Cook Sherman - - 3 Anna Wallace Sherman - - 3 Eliza A. Williams Sherman m. Colgate Hoyt - - 3 Elizabeth Bancroft Sherman m. James D. Cameron - 2 James Sherman - 2 William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) m. Ellen Boyle Ewing - - 3 William Ewing Sherman - - 3 Thomas Ewing Sherman - - 3 Charley Sherman - - 3 Philemon Tecumseh Sherman - - 3 Maria Ewing Sherman - - 3 Mary Elizabeth Sherman - - 3 Eleanor Mary Sherman - - 3 Rachel Sherman - 2 Lampson P. Sherman - 2 John Sherman (1823-1900) m. Margaret Cecilia Stewart - - 3 Adopted daughter - 2 Hoyt Sherman (1827-1904) m. Sara Elvira Moulton - - 3 Adeline Moulton Sherman (1859-1917) m. Frank Bestow Wiborg (1855-1930) - - 3 Frank Allen Sherman (1856-1902) m. Ada Louise Bacon - - - 4 Sara Moulton Sherman (1888-1969) m. William Ledyard Mitchell (1881-1964) - - 3 Helen Sherman (1873-1961) m. William Griffith - 2 Mary Elizabeth Sherman m. William J. Reese - 2 Fanny Sherman (b. 1829) - 2 Amelia Sherman m. Robert McComb

From the guide to the Sara and Gerald Murphy papers, 1854-2003, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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Subjects:

  • Painters--United States
  • Painting, Abstract
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • American literature--20th century
  • Painters
  • Art, American--20th century
  • Americans--France--History--20th century
  • Art, Modern--20th century
  • American history/20th century

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