Jayna M. Josefson
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter and gallery owner Elenore Lust measure 0.9 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1943-1949. Four scrapbooks containing letters, photographs and printed material, annotated by Lust, document her career as a painter, teacher, and owner of the Norlyst Gallery. Also found are items related to Piet Mondrian, including two letters from Mondrian to Lust.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Elenore Lust donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1988 and 1991.
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
The papers were arranged upon receipt and microfilmed on reel 4706. The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2022 with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.