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Lily Emmet Cushing papers, 1929-1972

Cushing, Lily Emmet, 1909-1969


Collection Information

Size: 4 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Lily Emmet Cushing date from 1929 to 1972 and measure 4.0 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from friends including Henri Bernstein, Alfred M. Frankfurter, Katharine Graham, Nancy Kefauver, and Walt Kuhn; personal business records including financial material concerning the Maynard Walker Gallery; notes and writings; art work; printed material; and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lily Cushing (1909-1969) of New York City was primarily known as a painter of landscapes and still lifes of flowers.


The Lily Emmet Cushing papers were donated in 1972 by the artist's daughters Alexandra Emmet Schlesinger and Lily Emmet West.

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