Due to the small size of this collection, the papers are arranged as one series. Series 1: Evelyn Eisgrau Papers, circa 1965-1978 (0.2 linear feet; 34 items)
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This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The papers of New York-based painter Evelyn Eisgrau measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1965 to 1978. The papers include a resume, letter, a notebook containing Eisgrau's notes from "Women in the Arts" meetings, notes for lectures; photographs of Eisgrau with her students, with her art works, and painting a portrait of Connie Elikann; exhibition catalogs, clippings, and miscellaneous printed material.
Evelyn Eisgrau papers, circa 1965-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Evelyn Eisgrau was a painter based in New York, N.Y. Eisgrau was born in New York City and studied art at the Art Students League, Brooklyn Museum, and the New School. In addition to painting, she was the director of her own eponymous studio-workshop in Greenwich Village, where she lectured and taught art. She was also one of the executive coordinators for the Women in the Arts Foundation for a time. She exhibited widely both in the U.S. and abroad, including France, and she won the Prix de Paris award in 1967. Her early work included commissioned portraits that are in numerous private collections.
The Evelyn Eisgrau papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1978 by Evelyn Eisgrau.
This site provides access to the papers of Evelyn Eisgrau in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2022, and total 239 images.
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