Series 1:Elenore Lust Papers, circa 1940-1991
0.9 Linear feet
The papers include autobiographical notes by Lust, two undated letters to Lust from Piet Mondrian, a brochure "Toward the True Vision of Reality" by Mondrian, newspaper clippings about Lust, and reproductions of her paintings.
The bulk of the papers comprises four scrapbooks containing press releases, clippings, announcements, and catalogs regarding 1943-1949 exhibitions of photographs, caricatures, children's art, posters, sculptures, prints, and paintings at the Norlyst Gallery. In addition to Elenore Lust, artists represented in the documented exhibitions include Jimmy Ernst, Aline Fruhauf, Xavier Gonzalez, Crockett Johnson, Boris Margo, Louise Nevelson, Gabor Peterdi, Man Ray, and others. Included in the first scrapbook are a photocopy of a drawing by Louise Berliawsky [Nevelson] and two photographs and a catalog for a 1943 exhibition of Nevelson's sculpture at the Norlyst Gallery; a photograph of Ernst, Lust, Johnson, and Frederick Kiesler; and a WHN radio broadcast transcript relating to the Norlyst Gallery.
The papers contain Lust's handwritten and typed notes, usually on Norlist Art Studio stationary, to explain relationships, identify individuals, or otherwise enhance the information in the papers. In a few instances the documents themselves have been annotated. Although undated, these notes were probably prepared between 1988 and 1991.
|Biographical Material, 1988-1991|
|Mondarian, Piet, circa 1940|
|Scrapbook , 1943-1944|
|Scrapbook , 1944-1947|
|Scrapbook , 1947-1948|
|Scrapbook , 1948-1949|