Menil, John de
type Collector
dates 1904-1973
city Houston
stateTX
other citiesParis, France;
gender M
history John de Menil, art collector and patron, philanthropist, oil executive and Chairman of the Board of Schlumberter, Ltd. Menil was born in Paris, France, the son of Georges Menu and Madeleine (Rougier) de Menil, he married the former Dominique Schlumberger in 1931 and settled in Houston in 1941.

Menil was a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Primitive Art, the Institute of Religion in Houston, the Rhode Island Institute of Design, and vice president of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art.
decades1940-1950
1950-1960
1960-1970
websitehttp://www.menil.org
updated 02/07/2020 18:21:07
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Repository Description Links
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Artist file: Menil, John de; miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Subject file: Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.): miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Archives
James Johnson Sweeney correspondence, 1961-1967 see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Alvin S. Romansky interviews, 1979 Sept. 17. see details...
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Archives
Philippe de Montebello reader files, 1969-1973 see details...
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Archives
James Johnson Sweeney subject files, 1961-1968 see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Eloise Spaeth papers, 1937-1983. see details...
Pennsylvania University
Correspondence from Edward F. Fry, 1961.
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The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
The Dorothy C. Miller Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 1980's, bulk ca. 1942-1969 see details...
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Archives
Lee H. B. Malone correspondence and miscellaneous subjects,
Bernard J Reis, 1949-1960.
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Archives
Nina J. Cullinan papers, 1953-1981 see details...
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Archives
Jean tinguely sculptures, exhibition files, 1964-1965. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
American Federation of Arts records, 1956-1957.
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see alsoMenil, Dominique de