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Elenore Lust papers

Creator:
Lust, Elenore, 1909-1997  Search this
Names:
Norlyst Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984  Search this
Fruhauf, Aline, 1909-1978  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993  Search this
Johnson, Crockett, 1906-1975  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Margo, Boris, 1902-1995  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Peterdi, Gabor  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1991
bulk 1943-1949
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbooks, letters, photographs and printed material, annotated by Lust, document her career as a painter, teacher and owner of the Norlyst Gallery.
The papers include autobiographical notes by Lust, two undated letters to Lust from Piet Mondrian, a brochure "Toward the True Vision of Reality" by Mondrian, newspaper clippings about Lust, and reproductions of her paintings.
The bulk of the papers are four scrapbooks containing press releases, clippings, announcements and catalogs regarding exhibitions, 1943-1949, of photographs, caricatures, children's art, posters, sculptures, prints and paintings at the Norlyst Gallery. Artists whose work was exhibited include Jimmy Ernst, Aline Fruhauf, Xavier Gonzalez, Lust, Crockett Johnson, Boris Margo, Louise Nevelson, Gabor Peterdi, Man Ray, and others. Included in the Mar. 1943-May 1944 scrapbook are a drawing by Louise Berliawsky [Nevelson], two photographs and a catalog for a 1943 exhibition of Nevelson sculpture at the Norlyst Gallery, a photograph of Ernst, Lust, Johnson, and Frederick Kiesler, and a WHN radio broadcast transcript relating to the Gallery.
The papers contain Lust's handwritten and typed notes, usually on Norlist Art Studio stationary, to explain relationships, identify individuals, or otherwise enhance the information in the papers. In a few instances the documents themselves have been annotated. Although undated, these notes were probably prepared between 1988 and 1991.
Biographical / Historical:
Art dealer, painter and teacher, New York, N.Y. and Mount Holly, N.J. Lust studied painting at the Art Students League, 1936-1941. She opened the Norlyst Gallery at 59 West 56th Street, New York City in partnership with Jimmy Ernst in March 1943. Ernst left the business after several years; Lust ran the Norlyst Gallery until 1949, when she closed its doors to pursue other interests, including traveling, painting, and teaching. Sometime after her retirement Lust opened the Norlist (new spelling) Art Studio in Mount Holly, N.J.
Provenance:
Donated by Elenore Lust, 1988 and 1991.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Identifier:
AAA.lustelen
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lustelen

Barnaby / by Crockett Johnson

Author:
Johnson, Crockett 1906-1975  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray  Search this
Physical description:
361 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1943
C1943
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.J674x J64b 1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_632828

Barnaby and Mr. O'Malley [by] Crockett Johnson [pseud.]

Author:
Johnson, Crockett 1906-1975  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray  Search this
Physical description:
327 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1944
[1944]
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.J674x J64 1944
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_632831

Barnaby volume one: 1942-1943 / by Crockett Johnson

Author:
Johnson, Crockett 1906-1975  Search this
Physical description:
318 pages : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 18 x 28 cm
Type:
Comic books, strips, etc
Date:
2013
C2013
Topic:
Boys  Search this
Fairies  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1020607

Barnaby volume two: 1944-1945 / by Crockett Johnson

Artist:
Johnson, Crockett 1906-1975  Search this
Physical description:
375 pages chiefly illustrations ; 18 x 27 cm
Type:
Comic books, strips, etc
Date:
2014
Topic:
Boys  Search this
Fairies  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1037810

Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss : how an unlikely couple found love, dodged the FBI, and transformed children's literature / Philip Nel

Author:
Nel, Philip 1969-  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Crockett 1906-1975  Search this
Krauss, Ruth  Search this
Physical description:
367 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2012
Topic:
Children's literature, American--History and criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_992227

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