Ellen Lanyon

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Birth Name: Ellen Lanyon

Occupation: Painter

Place Of Birth: Illinois

Date Of Birth: December 21, 1926

Date Of Death: October 7, 2013

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Ellen Lanyon was born on the 21st of December, 1926. She was best known for being a Painter. Known especially for her dreamscapes, this magical realist and surrealist painter is also remembered for her portraits, still-life works and images of animals and plants.

Ellen Lanyon was born in Illinois. After earning her bachelor’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa and pursued additional coursework at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, England. She taught at New York’s Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts; and her alma mater, the Art Institute of Chicago. Over the course of her life, she had close to eighty solo exhibitions, and she contributed pieces to the permanent collections at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Ellen Lanyon was a Capricorn and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Ellen Lanyon was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Ellen Lanyon is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Personal Life

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Ellen Lanyon was born in the Year of the Tiger.

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REAL NAME: Ellen Lanyon
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Ellen Lanyon was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Ellen Lanyon was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Ellen Lanyon had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Ellen Lanyon’s birth sign is Capricorn and she had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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