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Bruno Andre Quinson

Bruno Andre Quinson, American painter, retired publishing executive. Decorated chevalier Des Arts et Lettres (France); recipient Reba Paul prize 2009.


  • Quinson, Bruno Andre was born on January 1, 1938 in Norwich, Connecticut, United States. Son of Louis Jean and Suzanne Marie (Richard) Quinson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Williams College, 1958. Postgraduate, New York University, 1961.


    • Product manager Simon & Schuster, New York City, 1960-1965. Public, general manager Golden Press (division Western Public Company, Inc.), 1965-1970. President Larousse & Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1970-1982, also board directors.

      President trade and reference division Macmillan Public Company, 1982-1988. President, chief executive officer Henry Holt & Company Inc., 1988-1996, retired, 1996. Board directors National Book Foundation, chairman, 1993-1996.

      Treasurer Columbia University Press, 1994-1903, vice chairman, 1997-1903. Executive board Macmillan Ltd., 1995-1996. National council Graywolf Press, since 2005, chairman national council since 2010.


    • Exhibitions include National Academy Art, Century Association, New York City, Meeting House, Southfield, Massachusetts, Instruction Section 183, Interlaken, Massachusetts, Norfolk Library. Conn., Frost Place, Franconia, New Hampshire.


    Board directors Rye (New York ) Art Center, treasurer, 1973-1974. Board directors Northside Center for Child Development, 1981-1989, chairman, 1987-1989, advisory board, since 1990. Board directors 1115 Fifth Avenue Corporation, 1983-1994, 96-04, president, 1998-1903.

    Board directors Museum of the City of New York, since 1999, Lycee Francais New York, 1994-1996, Volunteer Consultant Group, 1997, Each Child a Reader Foundation, 1996. Founding member Barrington Stage Company. Founding member, board directors Interlaken School Art, 1998-1901.

    National advisory board Eudora Welty Foundation, 2002-2010. Trustee Leopold Schepp Foundation, since 2001, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, 2003-2007. Board directors Manhattan Theater Club, 1991-1997, emeritus since 1997.

    Member American Association Publications (board directors 1991-1995), Publications' Lunch Club (president 1990-1993), Century Association, Country Club Pittsfield, The River Club.


    • Married Mary Ann Goodman, May 3, 1980. Children by previous marriage: Timothy Bruno, Marc Albert (deceased), Christopher Louis. Stepchildren: J. Geoffrey Taylor, Luke J. Taylor (deceased), Adam J. Taylor, Joshua P. Taylor.
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    • 1958
      Williams College
    • 1961
      New York University
    • 1960 - 1965
      Product manager, Simon & Schuster
    • 1970 - 1982
      president, Larousse & Company
    • 1982 - 1988
      president, trade and reference division Macmillan Public Company
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