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Syz, Hans C.

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role Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert
dates 1894-1991
city Green Farms
stateCT
other citiesZurich, Switzerland; Geneva, Switzerland; Munich, Germany; Baltimore, MD; New York, NY;
gender M
historical notes Hans Caspar Syz was a collector of porcelain and faience, author, psychiatrist and co-founder of the Lifwynn Foundation in Westport, CT.

Syz’s porcelain collection included works of art from Europe and Asia.

His collection was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American Art in 1963.

Dr. Syz married the former Emily Burrow in 1939 and they had two sons, John and Stephen.
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1940-1950
1950-1960
1960-1970
1970-1980
1980-1990
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National Museum of American History
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Lifwynn Foundation Eye-Movement Camera Records, 1938-1954. see details...
Yale University Library
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Hans Caspar Syz papers, 1911-1991 see details...
Yale University Library
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Trigant Burrow papers, 1875-1984 see details...
Yale University Library
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Lifwynn Foundation records, 1924-1995 see details...
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Leo Stein Collection 1892-1950. see details...