biography of Lloyd Raymond NEY (1893-1964)

Birth place: Friedenburg, PA.

Addresses: New Hope, PA, 1925-64

Profession: Painter, lecturer, teacher

Studied: PAFA with H. McCarter, 1914 -18 (Cresson Scholarship; traveled in Europe 1918-21; Paris in 1924)

Exhibited: AIC, 1937; Guggenheim Museum, 1941-56; PAFA Ann., 1941, 1951; numerous group shows in Europe.

Work: Guggenheim Museum, NYC. WPA commission, 1941, mural for New London, Ohio Post Office (Citizens of New London petitioned WPA administrator Edward Bruce to allow Ney to paint the mural)

Comments: Abstract painter. He spent many years in Paris, where he was friendly with Pascin, Foujita, Frieske, H.O. Tanner, W. Pach and Roger Fry. He always maintained his New Hope studio, where he also built the Tow Path House. Before his death in 1964, Ney built his own museum on Ney Alley in New Hope. Teaching: painting and history of art at Converse College, Spartanburg, SC. Position: hd., painting school at Kansas City Art Inst. for two years.

Sources: WW40; Pedersen and Wolanin, New Hope Modernists, 44; American Abstract Art, 194; Falk, Exh. Record Series.