Lipman, Jean

Lipman, Jean (b. Herzberg)

(1909–  ) folk art collector, author; born in New York City. She studied at Wellesley and New York University. She worked for Art in America, a magazine devoted to the decorative arts. She and her husband, Howard Lipman, purchased the magazine and she became editor-in-chief (1941–71). As husband and wife they amassed several major folk art collections, while maintaining homes in Wilton, Conn., New York City, and Arizona. She became a trustee emeritus of the Museum of American Folk Art, and wrote and coauthored numerous books, notably The Flowering of American Folk Art, with Alice Winchester (1974).