Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991

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Writer, critic; New York, N.Y. Died 1991.

From the description of Russell Lynes interview, 1973 June 20 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123379778

Russell Lynes (1910-1991) was writer and critic from New York, N.Y.

From the description of Oral history interview with Russell Lynes, 1973 June 20 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495596674

Writer, art critic, art historian; New York City and North Egremont, Mass. Died 1991.

From 1947-1967 Lynes was managing editor of Harper's Magazine. Author of many books and articles on art, and has served on numerous boards and organizations. Brother of photographer George Platt Lynes.

From the description of Russell Lynes papers, 1935-1986. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122333428

Russell Lynes, born Joseph Russell Lynes, Jr. on 2 December 1910 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, was an American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper's magazine. Lynes may be best remembered for his satirical commentary on American tastes and mores. In early works such as Highbrow, Lowbrow, Middlebrow (1949), Snobs (1950), and The Tastemakers (1954), Lynes mocked what he considered to be Americans' questionable preferences in art and architecture. Other works include Guests (1951), The Domesticated Americans (1963), and The Art-Makers of Nineteenth Century America (1970). Lynes died on 14 September 1991 in New York City.

Biographical information taken from "(Joseph) Russell (Jr.) Lynes." Contemporary Authors Online . Detroit: Gale, 2000. Gale Biography In Context . Web. 29 Feb. 2012.

From the guide to the Russell Lynes papers, 1939-1991, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991. Letters, 1983-1984, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf MacDowell Colony. Correspondence : with Eugene Ormandy, 1971. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Russell Lynes papers, 1939-1991 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Osborn, Robert Chesley, 1904-. Robert C. Osborn photographs, 1928-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bryson, Bernarda. Bernarda Bryson Shahn papers, 1972-2004, bulk 1904-2004. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991. Russell Lynes papers, 1935-1986. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Eugene Berman papers, 1926-1975 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Wescott, Glenway, 1901-1987. Glenway Wescott papers, 1900-1990. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn The Benny Goodman Papers, 1910-1992, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn George Lynes Platt photographs, 1935-1953. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Wescott, Glenway, 1901-1987. Glenway Wescott papers, 1900-1990. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lynes, Russell, 1910-. Russell Lynes papers, ca. 1927-1991. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lynes, Russell, 1910-. Russell Lynes interview, 1973 June 20 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Potter, Clarkson N. Clarkson N. Potter papers, 1968-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991. Lynes, Russell : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1952-1958. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Archives pamphlet file : Lynes, Russell, Good old modern : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Harper & Brothers. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1940-1962. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972. Eugene Berman papers, 1926-1975. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bernarda Bryson Shahn papers, 1872-2004, bulk 1904-2004 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991. Harper's Magazine records kept by managing editor Russell Lynes, 1946-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970. Art for art's sake : typescript with the author's autograph corrections (in ink) : [n.p.], [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. Joseph Barnes papers, 1907-1970, 1923-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991. Letter to Florence Lipkin. New York, NY. 1967 Jan. 23. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991,. Oral history interview with Russell Lynes, 1973 June 20 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf MacDowell Colony. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1973-1974. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gordon, Douglas H. Ephemera found with the collection of Douglas H. Gordon [manuscript], 1908, 1934-1985. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-. E.P. (Edgar Preston) Richardson papers, 1893-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Glenway Wescott papers, 1900-1990 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Milton Wolf Brown papers, 1908-1998 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Brown, Milton W. (Milton Wolf), 1911-1998. Milton Wolf Brown papers, 1908-1998. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-. E.P. (Edgar Preston) Richardson papers, 1893-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Akermark, Margareta. person
associatedWith Amberg, George, 1901- person
associatedWith American Academy in Rome. corporateBody
associatedWith Ayrton, Michael, 1921-1975 person
associatedWith Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. person
associatedWith Berman, Eugene person
associatedWith Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972. person
associatedWith Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969. person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Brown, Milton W. (Milton Wolf), 1911-1998. person
associatedWith Bryson, Bernarda. person
associatedWith Bryson, Bernarda Shahn person
associatedWith Crane, Louise, 1917- person
associatedWith Crawford, Ralston, 1906- person
associatedWith Cummings, Paul, person
associatedWith D'Amico, Victor, 1904-1987. person
associatedWith Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933. person
associatedWith Drexler, Arthur. person
associatedWith Emanuel, Herzl, ca. 1915- person
associatedWith Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984. person
associatedWith Ferber, Herbert, 1906- person
associatedWith Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Joan. person
associatedWith Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Gillespie, Gregory person
associatedWith Goodman, Benny, 1909- person
associatedWith Gordon, Douglas H. person
associatedWith Hadzi, Dimitri. person
associatedWith Harper & Brothers. corporateBody
associatedWith Hitchcock, Henry Russell, 1903- person
associatedWith Karpel, Bernard, 1911- person
associatedWith Koch, Richard H. person
associatedWith Levy, Julien. person
associatedWith Lieberman, William Slattery, 1924- person
associatedWith Lindley, Frances, 1911-1987. person
associatedWith Lipkin, Florence, person
associatedWith Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955 person
associatedWith MacDowell Colony. corporateBody
associatedWith McAndrew, John. person
associatedWith Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003. person
associatedWith Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993. person
associatedWith Noguchi, Isamu, 1904- person
associatedWith Olana. corporateBody
associatedWith Osborn, Elodie C., 1911- person
associatedWith Osborn, Robert Chesley, 1904- person
associatedWith Parkinson, Elizabeth Bliss, 1907-2001. person
associatedWith Perlin, Bernard, 1918- person
associatedWith Porter, Allan. person
associatedWith Potter, Clarkson N. person
associatedWith Prestopino, Gregorio. person
associatedWith Rasmussen, Waldo. person
associatedWith Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902- person
associatedWith Rubin, William Stanley. person
associatedWith Shaw, Elizabeth Roberts, 1921- person
associatedWith Stone, Emily. person
associatedWith Suttman, Paul, 1933-1993 person
associatedWith Szarkowski, John. person
associatedWith Thompson, Mary Sands. person
associatedWith Thomson, Virgil, 1896- person
associatedWith Van Dyke, Willard. person
associatedWith Warshaw, Howard. person
associatedWith Wescott, Glenway, 1901- person
associatedWith Wheeler, Monroe, 1899- person
associatedWith White, Robert, 1921-2002 person
associatedWith Willard, Marian, 1904- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
United States
Italy
Subject
Art critics
Art critics--Interviews
American literature--20th century
Artists
Authors, American--20th century--Archives
Art, Modern--20th century--history
Artists' studios--Photographs
Art museums
Art, American
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Authors
Photographers
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Birth 1910-12-02

Death 1991-09-14

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