James Schuyler

1923 (Chicago) – 1991 (New York)

Koch, Ashbery and Mathews co-founded the magazine ‘Locus Solus’ with him. He and O’Hara shared an apartment, Auden employed him as a typist, and Ashbery collaborated on a novel with him. Ashbery was also a colleague working at ‘Art News’, as were Guest and Elaine de Kooning. Willem de Kooning and Fairfield Porter were among artists he became friends with through his activities as a critic, Porter (after a brief fling) becoming a lifelong friend. Schuyler lived in the Porters’ house as a guest for over a decade, following a breakdown; Myles later took care of him.