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painter , Publishing executive

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.


Bachelor, Williams College, 1958; postgraduate, New York University, 1960-1961.


Product manager, Simon & Schuster, New York City, 1960-1965; public, general manager, Golden Press (division Western Public Company, Inc.), 1965-1970; president, Larousse & Company, Inc., New York City, 1970-1982; also board directors, Larousse & Company, Inc., New York City president trade and reference division, Macmillan Public Company. New York City, 1982-1988; president, chief Executive officer, Henry Holt & Company Inc., New York City, 1988-1996. Board directors The Frost Place, Music & More, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, National Book Foundation, chairman, 1993-1996.

Treasurer Columbia University Press, since 1994, vicechairman, since 1997. Member Executive Board MacMillan Ltd., 1995-1996.


  • Other Work

    • 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.

Louis Jean Quinson

Suzanne Marie (Richard) Quinson

Mary Ann Goodman

Luke J. Taylor Quinson (deceased)

Joshua P. Taylor Quinson

Adam J. Taylor Quinson

J. Geoffrey Taylor Quinson