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Museum director , Art consultant

Edna Meibohm Lindemann, museum director, art consultant. Recipient Focus award Buffalo Courier-Express, 1976, Outstanding Patron award Buffalo Society Artists, 1981, Achievement award American Association of University Women, 1983; named Citizen of Year Buffalo News, 1985.


Lindemann, Edna Meibohm was born on February 25, 1915 in Buffalo, New York, United States. Daughter of Carl H. and Pearl (Nason) Meibohm.


Bachelor of Science in Art with distinction, University Buffalo, 1936. Master of Arts in Art magna cum laude, Northwestern University, 1939. Studies with Eliel Saarinen, Cranbrook Academy, 1942.

Doctor of Education in Art, Columbia University, 1956.


Art teacher, Buffalo Public Schools, New York, 1936-1947;instructor, U. Vermont, Burlington, 1945-1946;assistant professor, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1947-1949;instructor, New York University, 1949-1956;professor design, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1956-1966;director cultural affairs, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1960-1966;founding director, Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo, 1967-1985;private practice art appraiser, since 1986. Director emeritus Burchfield Art Center, since 1985. Researcher artist's museums.


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  • Other Work

    • Organizer exhibitions, including Burchfield International Exhibition, 1968, Edwin Dickinson Tribute Exhibition, 1977, 150 Years of Portraiture in Western New York, 1981, Design in Buffalo, 1982, Nevelsons of Western New York, 1984, Niagara Falls, New Impressions, 1985, Robert N. Blair, A Soldier's Portfolio, 1985. Curator exhibition, author catalog The Art Triangle-Burchfield, His Dealer and His Colleagues, 1989.


Member Creative Leadership Council, Buffalo, since 1969. Founding member, board directors Maude Gordon Homes Arboretum, Buffalo, 1966-1978. Trustee Buffalo State College Foundation, 1969-1983.

Member Appraisers Association American Inc., Gallery Association New York State (founding, chair 1969-1979), Associate College and University Museum (recording secretary 1980-1983).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: landscape and architectural design.


Married Fred H. Lindemann (deceased).

Carl H. Meibohm

Pearl (Nason) Meibohm

Fred H. Lindemann