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writer , architecture/design educator

Clay Lancaster, American architecture/design educator, writer.


Lancaster, Clay was born on March 30, 1917 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States.


Attended, Art Students League, New York, 1936. Bachelor of Arts Kentucky, 1938. Master of Arts, University Kentucky, 1939.

Attended, Columbia University, 1950.


Instructor in drawing Art Department University Kentucky, 1938-1939. Staff theatre set design and construction Guignol Theatre, Lexington, Kentucky, 1939-1943. Assistant Avery Architecture Library Columbia University, 1944-1945, ware librarian, 1946-1949, lecturer department fine arts and archaeology, 1948-1953.

Lecturer art department Vassar College, 1950-1951. Lecturer Cooper Union, 1951-1953, Metropolitan Museum Art/Columbia University, 1953. Curator Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 1966-1967.

Lecturer School Continuing Education New York University, 1968, 69. Instructor, lecturer Traphagen School, New York, 1956-1958. Advisory United States State Department, 1951-1953.

Visiting professor Transylvania University, Lexington, 1979-1981, University Kentucky, 1979. Frederick Lindley Morgan professor University Louisville, Kentucky, from 1983. Consultant Woodstock, Fayette COunty, Kentucky, Henry Clay Law Office, Sugar Hill, Woodford County, Big Spring Meeting House, Warwick, Mercer County, Liberty Hall, Franklin County, Ridgeway, Jefferson County, Peter Paul House, Fayette County, Mount Hope, Robert Swain House, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Eugene R. Black House, Columbia Heights, New York, James W. Kennedy Residence, Mount Adam, Cincinnati, Ohio, Malverne, Virginia, Locust Grove, Stanardsville, Virginia.