Artist Bio

Lillian Hellman

LILLIAN HELLMAN (Playwright, 1905 – 1984) was an acclaimed playwright whose celebrated works include The Children’s Hour, Watch on the Rhine, Another Part of the Forest, The Autumn Garden, Toys in the Attic (Tony Award), My Mother, My Father and Me, Montserrat, The Searching Wind and Days to Come. She also won a Tony Award for the book of the musical Candide. Her many accolades include the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Gold Medal for Drama from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the National Book Award for her autobiography An Unfinished Woman. She also subsequently wrote two more volumes of her autobiography, Pentimento and Scoundrel Time. Ms. Hellman was born in New Orleans and attended New York University and Columbia University. In the decades before her death she spent her time in New York and Martha’s Vineyard.