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E. Jean Lanyon Edit Profile

artist , poet

E. Jean Lanyon, American artist, poet. Recipient Governor's Award for the Arts in poetry and painting, 2000; grantee Established Artist grantee, Delaware Division of the Arts, National Education Association, 1996.


Lanyon, E. Jean was born on July 1, 1935 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Daughter of John Milton Lanyon Senior and Mabel (Howard) Miller.


Student, Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1956—1958. Bachelor, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, 1974. Postgraduate, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, 1978—1980.

Postgraduate, Vermont College, Montpellier, 1983.


Owner, artist, instructor Lanyon Studio and Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware, since 1961. Instructor Delaware College Art and Design, since 1998, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, 1994—1998, Wilmington College, New Castle, Delaware, since 2004. Architectural drafter and designer various architectural firms.

Poetry readings various universities, clubs, bars. Poet Laureate State of Delaware, 1979—2001. Architect-in-residence Kate Millet's Art Colony, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1979, 91.


  • Other Work

    • Author, illustrator The Rose Bush, 2003, The Myrno Bird, 1970 (FSW Prize Public). Author: (poetry) people garden, 1976. Illustrator, poet Palingenesis, 2002.

      Ornament for White House Christmas Tree, 2002, exhibitions include Deines Cultural Center, Russell, Kansas, 2003.


Board directors Center for Creative Arts, Yorklyn, Delaware, 1990—1995. Member of Delaware Foundation for Visual Arts (historian, advisory board since 1993), First State Writers (president 1977-1983, since 1991), Philadelphia Water Color Society.


  • Other Interests

    Miniature scale furniture.


1 child Stephanie Irene.

John Milton Lanyon Senior Miller

Mabel (Howard) Miller

Stephanie Irene Lanyon