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).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.