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Shirley Diana Myers

Shirley Diana Myers, American art book editor. Vol. archives New School for Social Research Library., 1993-1995. Member National Organization of Women, Older Women's League (recording secretary Greater New York chapter 1993-1995, co-chair 1995-1997, member steering committee since 1997), QUEST (associate editor newsletter 1997-2000, member council 1997-2001, co-chair curriculum committee 1998-2005, president 2002-2004).

Background

  • Myers, Shirley Diana was born on January 6, 1916 in New York City. Daughter of Samuel Archibald and Regina (Edelstein) Levene.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, New York University, 1936. Master of Arts, New York University, 1938.

    Career

    • Editorial assistant American Dancer magazine, New York City, 1936-1938. Assistant to director National Art Society, 1938-1942. Freelance, art book editor New York City and Austin, Texas, since 1947.

    Works

    • Editor: Modern Art in the Making, 1950, 59, Mexican Painting in Our Time, 1956, The German Expressionists, 1957, 63, Understanding the Arts, 1958, 63, Bruegel, 1976, Manet, 1977, (with B.S. Myers) Dictionary of 20th Century Art, 1974. Assistant editor Encyclopedia of Painting, 1955, 70, 79. Assistant editor, contributor McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art, 5 vols.

      , 1960-1969. Contributing editor: Art and Civilization, 1956, 67. Coordinator, picture editor Encyclopedia World Art: Supplement, Volunteer XVI, 1982, 83.

    Membership

    Vol. archives New School for Social Research Library., 1993-1995. Member National Organization of Women, Older Women's League (recording secretary Greater New York chapter 1993-1995, co-chair 1995-1997, member steering committee since 1997), QUEST (associate editor newsletter 1997-2000, member council 1997-2001, co-chair curriculum committee 1998-2005, president 2002-2004).

    Connections

    • Married Bernard Samuel Myers, August 11, 1938 (deceased February 1993). Children: Peter Lewis, Lucie Ellen.
    • father: Samuel Archibald Levene
    • mother: Regina (Edelstein) Levene
    • spouse: Bernard Samuel Myers
    • children: Peter Lewis Myers
    • Lucie Ellen Myers
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    Born January 6, 1916
    Nationality
    • 1936
      New York University
    • 1938
      New York University
    • 1936 - 1938
      Editorial assistant, American Dancer magazine
    • 1938 - 1942
      assistant, to director National Art Society
    • 1947
      freelance
      Texas, United States