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Stanley Barrows


life 1914 – 1995


Stanley Barrows was born in Texas in 1914 and died in 1995. He first graduated from Washington and Lee University before becoming a graduate of Parsons, and post-graduation worked briefly for Joseph Platt. After serving in Italy in World War II as a draftsman, Barrows returned to Parsons to join the Interior Design Department in 1946. Barrows was director of the Interior Design Department for twenty years, leading the school’s renowned summer trips to Europe. He left in 1968 to serve as chairman of the Interior Design Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After retiring in 1985, Barrows became an occasional contributor to Architectural Digest.

Related collections

Stanley Barrows papers
Parsons School of Design Centenary Oral History Project
Parsons School of Design oral history program

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