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Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Contact Information

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

John Lyman Letter:

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Summary

Title:John Lyman Letter.
Dates:– 22 July 1943.
Quantity: – 1 drawing.

Biographical Sketch

John Lyman (1886-1967), painter and Professor of Fine Arts, studied at McGill University, Montreal, the Paris atelier of Pierre Marcel-Béronneau (1869-1937), the Royal College of Art, South Kensington, London, and the Academy Matisse, Paris. He travelled extensively and moved between Canada and France numerous times. In 1949 Lyman became an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at McGill University. By 1952 he was promoted to Chair of the Fine Arts Department. He was also President of the Contemporary Arts Society and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. John Humphrey (1905-1995), Professor of Law and Director, Human Rights Division, United Nations Secretariat was a practicing lawyer in Quebec from 1929 until 1936, when he became a Lecturer at McGill University. From 1946 to 1966 Humphrey served as Director of the Divison of Human Rights, United Nations Secretariat.

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Scope and Contents

Collection consists of one letter from John Lyman to John and Jeanne Humphrey, dated from St. Jovite, Quebec. In the letter Lyman discusses exhibitions, lectures, and family matters.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of collection.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives by John Humphrey, 1974.
Terms governing use and reproduction: Permission to reproduce or publish the John Lyman letter must be obtained from the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Index Terms

Names:
Humphrey, John, 1905-1995
Lyman, John, 1886-1967
Document Types:
Letters.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], John Lyman Letter, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Contact Information

Cyndie Campbell
Head, Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources
Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9N4

T 613-990-0597
F 613-990-9818
 
ccampbel@gallery.ca 

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