October 21, 1919 |
|Occupation||socialite, philanthropist, collector, museum patron|
Jayne Wrightsman (born Jane Kirkman Larkin on October 21, 1919, in Flint, Michigan) is an American philanthropist, fine arts collector and widow of philanthropist and art collector, Charles B. Wrightsman (1895–1986). She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1965. She is a resident and president of the co-op board at 820 Fifth Avenue.
Beginning in 1952, she and her husband amassed the finest private collection in America of the decorative arts of the ancien régime, ultimately donating many objects (comprising the Wrightsman Galleries) to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Jayne Wrightsman also served as a member of the Museum's 100th Anniversary Committee and was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1975.
- Vanity Fair - The Best Dressed List - The International Hall of Fame: Women
- A Guide to the Wrightsman Galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
- Finding aid for the George Trescher records related to The Metropolitan Museum of Art Centennial, 1949, 1960-1971 (bulk 1967-1970). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 6 August 2014.