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Lyman Martin interior decoration work and papers 1928 – 1992

Collection, KA003101

Student work (KA0031.01)
Thedlow, Inc. (KA0031.02)


Lyman Martin (1908-2003) graduated from Parsons in 1939 and went to work for Thedlow, a prestigious interior decoration firm. After serving in World War II, Martin returned to Thedlow, where he created interiors, produced watercolor renderings, designed rugs and painted murals for clients. In 1969, Martin was appointed president of Thedlow and stayed until the company closed in 1979. The collection (1928-1992) includes student work, renderings and drawings of interiors, sketches, an illustrated European travel diary, floor plans, photographs, news clippings, and exhibition records.

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Related object

Rendering of Great Hall

Collection Guide

Guide to the Lyman Martin interior decoration work and papers

Related people/organizations

New York School of Fine and Applied Art
Thedlow Inc

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