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A Finding Aid to the Eugenie Gershoy papers, 1914-1983

Eugenie Gershoy papers, 1914-1983

Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901-1983 or 6

Sculptor, Painter, Ceramicist, Draftsmen (artists)

Collection Information

Size: 7.2 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes, writings, art work, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eugenie Gershoy (1901-1986) was a sculptor and art instructor in New York, N.Y. Born in Krivoi Rog, Russia, Gershoy immigrated with her family to New York City in 1903, later becoming a U.S. citizen. She attended the Art Students League and maintained a studio with Harry Gottlieb in Woodstock, N.Y. From 1936 to 1939, under the WPA Federal Art Project, she worked on murals with Max Spivak. Gershoy's first solo exhibition was at the Robinson Gallery in New York in 1940.

Provenance

Material donated by Eugenie Gershoy, 1971-1983. Funding for the microfilming of the collection was provided by the Philip Birnbaum Foundation.

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