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Shirley Diana Myers

art book editor

Shirley Diana Myers, American art book editor. Volunteer archives New School for Social Research Library., 1993-1995. Member National Organization of Women, Older Women's League (recording secretary Greater New York chapter 1993-1995, co-chair 1995-1997, member steering committee since 1997), QUEST (associate editor newsletter 1997-2000, member council 1997-2001, co-chair curriculum committee 1998-2005, president 2002-2004).

Background

Myers, Shirley Diana was born on January 6, 1916 in New York City. Daughter of Samuel Archibald and Regina (Edelstein) Levene.

Education

Bachelor, New York University, 1936. Master of Arts, New York University, 1938.

Career

Editorial assistant, American Dancer magazine, New York City, 1936-1938;assistant to director, National Art Society, New York City, 1938-1942;freelance, art book editor, New York City and Austin, Texas, since 1947.

Works

  • Dictionary of 20th century art,
  • The German expressionists;: A generation in revolt (Praeger paperbacks)
  • Modern Art in the Making
  • Editor: Modern Art in the Making, 1950, 59, Mexican Painting in Our Time, 1956, The German Expressionists, 1957, 63, Understanding the Arts, 1958, 63, Bruegel, 1976, Manet, 1977, (with B.S. Myers) Dictionary of 20th Century Art, 1974. Assistant editor Encyclopedia of Painting, 1955, 70, 79. Assistant editor, contributor McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art, 5 vols.

    , 1960-1969. Contributing editor: Art and Civilization, 1956, 67. Coordinator, picture editor Encyclopedia World Art: Supplement, Volunteer XVI, 1982, 83.

Membership

Volunteer archives New School for Social Research Library., 1993-1995. Member National Organization for Women, Older Women's League (recording secretary Greater New York chapter 1993-1995,co-chair 1995-1997, member steering committee since 1997), Quest (member county 1997-1999, coordinator archaeology 1995-1997, coordinator the city in history 1996-1997, coordinator cultural anthropology 1997-1998, associate editor newsletter 1997-2000, co-chair curriculum committee 1998-2001). F C.

Connections

Married Bernard Samuel Myers, August 11, 1938 (deceased February 1993). Children: Peter Lewis, Lucie Ellen.

father:
Samuel Archibald Levene

mother:
Regina (Edelstein) Levene

spouse:
Bernard Samuel Myers

children:
Peter Lewis Myers

Lucie Ellen Myers