Eldzier Cortor papers, circa 1930s-2009, bulk, 1972-2009

Cortor, Eldzier, b. 1916 d. 2015
Active in Chicago, Ill.

Collection size: 1.1 linear feet

Collection Summary: 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.

Biographical/Historical Note: Eldzier Cortor (1916-2015) is a painter and printmaker in Chicago, Illinois and New York, N.Y.

The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2009 by Eldzier Cortor.

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  • Microfilm reel N70-47 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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Related Materials

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.