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Museum curator

Jane Hayward, museum curator. Recipient Monticello prize Yale University, 1956; American Council Learned Societies fellow, 1966-1967; Cresson scholar Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1940, 42.


Hayward, Jane was born on August 13, 1918 in Orange, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Lawrence Herbert Hayward and Julia Ellen (Woodruff) Elliot.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1952; Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1954; Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1958; Doctor of Arts (honorary), Stonehill College, 1980.


Technical illustrator, American Viscose Corporation, Philadelphia, 1945-1954; research assistant, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1958-1961; instructor, Connecticut College, New London, 1961-1964; assistant professor, Connecticut College, New London, 1964-1967; curator, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, 1961-1965; Clawson Mills fellow, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1967-1969; associate curator, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1969-1974; curator, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1974-1994. Adjunct Professor Columbia University, New York City, 1971-1989.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author articles in Encyclopedia Britannica, World Book Encyclopedia, monographs.


Trustee Stonehill College, North Easton, Massachusetts, 1972-1979. Fellow International Center Medieval Art (life, board directors 1977-1986). Member Census Stained Glass Windows in American (board directors 1979-1994), College Art Association, International Corpus Vitrearum (American representative 1956-1994, president American board 1982-1994).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, stained glass.


Lawrence Herbert Hayward Elliot

Julia Ellen (Woodruff) Elliot