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Eldzier Cortor papers, circa 1930s-2015, bulk 1972-2015

Cortor, Eldzier, 1916-2015

Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 3.1 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter and printmaker Eldzier Cortor measure 3.1 linear feet and date from circa 1930s to 2015, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1972 to 2015. The papers contain biographical material, correspondence, professional files, exhibition and gallery files, writings, printed material, artwork, and photographs.

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. Additional material was donated in 2016 by his son, Michael Cortor.

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Funding for the 2017 processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.