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Museum director

Edgar De Noailles Mayhew was museum director. Carnegie Corporation fellow, 1939-1941; American Philosophical Society grantee, 1966. Trustee Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Goodspeed Opera Foundation; member Connecticut Commission on Arts, 1965-1980, chairman, 1972-1974. Member National Trust, Antiquarian and Landmarks Society, New London County History Society, Thames Club, Pequot Beach Club, others.

Background

Mayhew, Edgar De Noailles was born on October 1, 1913 in Newark. Son of Alfred Pilch and Alice Maude (Richardson) Mayhew.

Education

Bachelor, Amherst College, 1935;Master of Arts, Yale University, 1939;Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1941.

Career

Instructor, St. Marks School, Southborough, Massachusetts, 1942-1944;instructor, Wellesley (Massachusetts) College, 1944-1945;professor art history, Connecticut College, New London, 1945-1984;director, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, 1950-1989.

Membership

Trustee Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Goodspeed Opera Foundation. Member Connecticut Commission on Arts, 1965-1980, chairman, 1972-1974. Member National Trust, Antiquarian and Landmarks Society, New London County History Society, Thames Club, Pequot Beach Club, others.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: collecting antiques and old master drawings.

Connections

father:
Alfred Pilch Mayhew

mother:
Alice Maude (Richardson) Mayhew