Eyre (Elizabeth) de Lanux, also known as Eyre de Lanux was born in Johnston, PA in 1894 to a family with a background in the arts. Her uncle Wilson Eyre was an architect in Philadelphia and her aunt Louisa Eyre was a sculptor. After her mother was committed in 1904, de Lanux attended Mrs. Hazen's School, a boarding school in Pelham, New York. She graduated from high school in 1911 and moved to New York, where she became a student at the Art Students League from 1911 to 1915. During this time, she took classes with George Bridgman and had Norman Rockwell as a classmate. In 1915, she worked in Catherine Denkman Wentworth's studio and exhibited her first works in 1917.
Eyre de Lanux's artistic career took off after that first exhibition. She married French writer and diplomat Pierre de Lanux in 1918 and moved to Paris, where she studied with prominent artists and became a part of the Paris literary scene. She had several exhibitions throughout the 1920s and 1930s and was an in-demand interior designer, working in New York, Chicago, and Paris. She also wrote for publications like Town and Country and Art and Decoration. Her work "Persiennes" was featured in the Exhibition by 31 Women.
Eyre de Lanux was deeply embedded in the artistic and literary scenes of Paris and New York. Through her husband and her own connections, she attended salons held by Natalie Clifford Barney and interacted with figures such as Pablo Picasso, Francis Picabia, Djuna Barnes, Mina Loy, Gertrude Stein, and many others. She was mentored by Constantin Brancusi in Paris and had several affairs with notable artists, writers, and creatives while still married to Pierre de Lanux.
Throughout her life, Eyre de Lanux continued to create art and engage with her artistic circles, living and working primarily in Paris, with occasional stints in New York. She passed away on September 7, 1996, in New York, leaving behind a legacy of creativity and a rich contribution to the artistic landscape of the 20th century.
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