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Alexander Eliot, American Author, mythologist. Guggenheim fellow, 1960; Japan Foundation fellow, 1975. Member Century Association, Society American Travel Writers, Dutch Treat Club (New York City).

Background

Eliot, Alexander was born on April 28, 1919 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel Atkins, Junior and Ethel (Cook) Eliot.

Education

Student, Black Mountain College, 1936-1938;student, Boston Museum School, 1938-1939.

Career

Director Pinkney St. Artists Alliance, Boston, 1940-1941. Assistant to producer March of Time newsreel, 1941-1942. Assistant director films Office of War Information, 1942-1943.

Editor films Office of Coordinator Inter-American Affairs, 1943-1945. Art editor Time magazine, 1945-1960. Professor emeritus program Hampshire College, 1977.

Works

Membership

Member Century Association, Society American Travel Writers, Dutch Treat Club (New York City).

Connections

Married Jane Winslow Knapp, May 3, 1952. Children: May Rose, Jefferson, Winslow.

father:
Samuel Atkins Eliot

mother:
Ethel (Cook) Eliot

spouse:
Jane Winslow Knapp

children:
May Rose Eliot

Jefferson Eliot

Winslow Eliot