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  • "We were all very sad to hear of the loss of Catryna. We..."
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SEYMOUR--Catryna Ten Eyck, was born in New York City on June 30, 1931 and passed away on December 2, 2017 in Torrington, Connecticut. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Whitney North Seymour, Jr., and daughters Tryntje and Gabriel. Catryna Seymour attended the Brearley School, class of 1949, and Smith College, class of 1953. She later attended the Art Students League. She served as Secretary on the Girl Scouts Council of Greater New York. As partner to Whitney Seymour, she worked to establish vest pocket parks during Mr. Seymour's tenure as President of the Park Association of the City of New York (1963-1965). With him, she formed the citizens' organizing committee of Scenic Hudson Preservation Conference to help save Storm King mountain on the Hudson River against a Con Ed pumped storage plant. Their efforts led to early work to establish the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in 1969. In 1973 she published Enjoying the Southwest (Lippincott, 1973), an early guide to the cultures and history of the American Southwest. She also co-founded the Friends of the National Museum of the American Indian along with Arthur Schlesinger and Cyrus Vance, to lobby for the establishment of the National Museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Her artwork is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and others. She is also listed on CLARA, the database of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. In 2001 she co-founded the Friends of the Millay Society at Steepletop, in Austerlitz, New York, where Mrs. Seymour created the poetry walking trail with poems by Edna Saint Vincent Millay. Funeral arrangements are private.

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 6, 2017
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