Wayne Andrews (1913-1987)


Andrews, Wayne

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    1913-1987
Occupation:    American architectural photographer
Location:    New York, NY; Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL

AIA Affiliation

Not a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Biographical Sources

Biographical Information:
Contributed by the Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas:
      Wayne Andrews (1913-1987) was born in Kenilworth, Illinois and educated in the Winnetka public schools, Lawrenceville School, and Harvard. He received his doctorate in American history at Columbia University under Allan Nevins; his Ph.D. thesis, "Architecture, Ambition and Americans," was among the first important analyses of culture as it relates to architecture. From 1948 to 1956 he was Curator of Manuscripts at the New York Historical Society, and from 1956 to 1963 he was an editor at Charles Scribner's Sons. He held the first American art history chair established at an American university as Archives of American Art Professor at Wayne State University, Detroit from 1964 to 1983. After his retirement he returned to his beloved Chicago where he lived for the remainder of his life with his wife Elizabeth. They had one daughter, Elizabeth Waties. He wrote several books on the topics of architecture and literature and was a former president of the New York chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. The University of Delaware Department of Art History has a large collection of his architectural photographs. He died of a heart-attack in Paris, France on August 17, 1987.

Related Records

Archival Holdings

Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas
      Approximately 125 b/w photographic prints and one catalog document a small portion of the work of the architectural photographer Wayne Andrews.
      For more information https://www.lib.utexas.edu/about/locations/alexander-architectural-archives
Avery Library, Drawings and Archives Collection, Columbia University
      For more information https://library.columbia.edu/locations/avery/da.html.