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A Finding Aid to the Eldzier Cortor papers, circa 1930s-2009, bulk 1972-2009

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

Cortor, Eldzier, 1916-2015


Collection Information

Size: 4.1 linear feet

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. An addition of 3.0 linear feet donated 2016 includes biographical material, professional correspondence, source material and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eldzier Cortor (1916-2015) was a painter and printmaker in Chicago, Illinois and New York, New York.


The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2009 by Eldzier Cortor and in 2016 by Michael Cortor, Eldzier's son.

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