Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994

Asher, Elise, b. 1914 d. 2004
Active in New York, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.

Collection size: 1.6 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Collection Summary: Biographical material, letters, business records, writings, art work, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, sculptor, poet; New York, N.Y.; b. 1914 Born in Chicago, Ill., Asher studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Bradford Junior College, Boston College, and at Simmons College. She began her career as a poet, but turned her attention to painting and sculpture upon her 1947 arrival in New York City. The Tanager Gallery mounted her first solo exhibition in 1953. Asher was married to painter Nanno de Groot from 1949 to 1957. In 1958, she married poet Stanley Kunitz, whose work she often illustrated.

Donated 1975-1995 by Elise Asher. Microfilming (reels 4938-4939) completed with funds provided by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation.

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