Lily Emmet Cushing papers, 1929-1972

Cushing, Lily Emmet, b. 1909 d. 1969
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 4.0 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The papers of painter Lily Emmet Cushing date from 1929 to 1972 and measure 4.0 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from friends including Henri Bernstein, Alfred M. Frankfurter, Katharine Graham, Nancy Kefauver, and Walt Kuhn; personal business records including financial material concerning the Maynard Walker Gallery; notes and writings; art work; printed material; and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Lily Emmet Cushing (1909-1969) painter from New York, N.Y. Born in Newport, R.I. Cushing's father was Howard Gardiner Cushing.

The Lily Emmet Cushing papers were donated in 1972 by the artist's daughters Alexandra Emmet Schlesinger and Lily Emmet West.

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An unrecorded number of exhibition catalogs were removed from the collection and given to the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Art Library in 1977.