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Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994

Asher, Elise, 1914-2004

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 1.6 Linear feet

Summary: The Elise Asher papers measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1994. The collection includes biographical material, letters, writings, works of art, business records, printed material, and photographs reflecting Asher's career as a poet, painter, and sculptor, and her friendships with many prominent artists of the mid-twentieth century.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1914, Elise Asher studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Bradford Junior College, Boston College, and at Simmons College.

Provenance

The Elise Asher papers were donated in 1975, 1976, 1989, 1990 and 1995 by the artist.