Harold A. Laynor (1922-1991) was a prolific and innovative artist.
A graduate of Parson's School of Design, Bachelors and Master of
Art Degrees from New York University, he earned his doctorate from
the State University of New York at Albany.
A member of
the famed Ghost Army of World War II, Harold A. Laynor went on to
create a legacy of Art spanning five decades, winning many awards
including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Huntington Hartford Fellowship,
the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, the George E. Brown Award and the
Parson Memorial Scholarship.
Harold A. Laynor
pioneered the use of lacquer as a painting medium and was known
for his unique painting techniques and interest in sharing visual
art with the less fortunate (3_D paintings for the blind).
death in 1991, Dr. Laynor's greatest desire was to provide educational
and financial support for visual arts students and educators. His
ideas and work provide the beginning structure and focus of the
Laynor Foundation Museum.
by Harold A. Laynor
48" X 36"
the collection of
The American Foundation