|Born||April 5, 1922
Newark, New Jersey
|Died||June 6, 1996|
|Occupation||Journalist, philanthropist, art collector|
|Parents||Arnold Louis van Ameringen
Hedwig Adele van Ameringen
Lily Auchincloss was born in 1922 in Newark, New Jersey. Her father, Arnold Louis van Ameringen was the a founder and later chairman of International Flavors and Fragrances and her mother was philanthropist Hedwig Adele van Ameringen (née Pfaltz). She attended Radcliffe College and graduated cum laude in 1944. While at Radcliffe, she met Philip Johnson and Marcel Breuer, who helped instill her interest in architecture and design.
She was a noted philanthropist. She supported institutions and organizations such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, and the American Academy in Rome. She became a trustee at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 1971 and served on numerous committees at the museum including painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, illustrated books and architecture and design. She financed exhibitions about Frank Lloyd Wright, Rem Koolhaus, Cy Twombly and Louis I. Kahn. MoMA named the Lily Auchincloss Center for Architecture and Design after her, in 1994.
Death and legacy
- "H. van Ameringen, Philanthropist, 95". The New York Times. 6 May 1996.
- Smith, Roberta (8 June 1996). "Lily Auchincloss, 74, Trustee At the Museum of Modern Art". New York Times. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
- "The International Hall of Fame: Women". Culture. Vanity Fair. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- "About & Mission". Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc. Retrieved 16 May 2012.