Eldzier Cortor papers, circa 1930s-2009, bulk, 1972-2009
Cortor, Eldzier, 1916-2015
Driskell, David C.
Harrigan, Violetta C.
Collier, Leontine L.
Bridaham, Lester Burbank
Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)
Sylvan Cole Gallery
National African American Museum (U.S.)
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
Studio Museum in Harlem
Place of publication, production, or execution:
5.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The papers of painter and printmaker Eldzier Cortor measure 1.1 linear feet and date from circa 1930s-2009, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1972-2009. The papers contain biographical material, letters, subject files, exhibition files, writings, printed material, photographs, and artwork documenting Cortor's career as an artist.
Eldzier Cortor papers, circa 1930s-2009, bulk, 1972-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Archives of American Art microfilm reel N70-47 contains biographical material, correspondence, printed material, exhibition data, exhibition announcements and catalogs, photographs and sketchbooks that were loaned for filming by Eldzier Cortor in 1970. The only microfilmed items included in his 2009 gift are three photographs.
Eldzier Cortor (1916-2015) was a painter and printmaker in Chicago, Illinois and New York, New York.
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2009 by Eldzier Cortor and in 2016 by Michael Cortor, Eldzier's son.
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