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Elizabeth Shoumatoff papers, 1945-1991

Shoumatoff, Elizabeth, 1888-1980

Painter, Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: 10.1 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence consists of letters regarding portraits commissioned; photographs of art work including documentation of portraits done of the Ward family and the Shoumatoff family and presidential portraits, including her painting of Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated in the White House in 1967; studies for various portraits; clippings regarding her presidental portraits and her work; a series of engagement calendars; exhibition catalogs; a large group of color transparencies of paintings; and writings by Shoumatoff including the manuscript for her book FDR'S UNFINISHED PORTRAIT(1991).

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait painter. Born 1888. Died 1980.


Donated 1991 by Nicholas Shoumatoff and Sophie Ward, the son and daughter of Elizabeth Shoumatoff.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Elizabeth Shoumatoff papers, 1945-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.