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Elenore Lust papers, 1943-1991, (bulk 1943-1949)

Elenore Lust papers, 1943-1991, (bulk 1943-1949)

Lust, Elenore, 1909-1997

Painter, Dealer

Collection Information

Size: 0.9 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Scrapbooks, letters, photographs and printed material, annotated by Lust, document her career as a painter, teacher and owner of the Norlyst Gallery.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art dealer, painter and teacher, New York, N.Y. and Mount Holly, N.J. Lust studied painting at the Art Students League, 1936-1941. She opened the Norlyst Gallery at 59 West 56th Street, New York City in partnership with Jimmy Ernst in March 1943. Ernst left the business after several years; Lust ran the Norlyst Gallery until 1949, when she closed its doors to pursue other interests, including traveling, painting, and teaching. Sometime after her retirement Lust opened the Norlist (new spelling) Art Studio in Mount Holly, N.J.


Donated by Elenore Lust, 1988 and 1991.

Location of Originals

  • Nevelson drawing: Original in possession of Elenore Lust.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 4706 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Elenore Lust papers, 1943-1991, (bulk 1943-1949). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.