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