Eldzier Cortor papers, circa 1930s-2009, bulk 1972-2009.


Eldzier Cortor papers, circa 1930s-2009, bulk 1972-2009.

Biographical material, letters, subject files, exhibition files, writings, printed material, photographs, and artwork documenting Cortor's professional career as a painter and printmaker. Biographical material, 1947-1987, consists of awards from Carnegie Institute in 1947, Festival of Arts and Culture in 1977, and 3rd International Biennial Print Exhibit: 1987 ROC. Letters, 1977-2005, are from Cortor's family, friends and associates. Included are letters from Cortor's mother Ophelia, and his wife and sister. Those from his friends and associates include Acklyn Lynch, Leontine Collier, Violetta Harrigan, Halima Taha, David C. Driskell, and Carol Anderson. Letters from art institutions include Sylvan Cole Gallery, Anderson Gallery, and Kenkeleba House. Subject files, 1960-2009, include correspondence, contracts, loan forms, purchase agreements, consignments and other documents, exhibition checklists, newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements, and photocopied images of photographs and artworks. This material relates to institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, David Anderson Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, Cosby Collection of Fine Arts, National Afro-American Museum, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Other notable subject files include Lester B. Bridaham and the Public School Mural Project. Exhibition files, 1972-2006, consist of correspondence, printed material, newspaper and magazine clippings, statistics, photographs, inventories, exhibition announcements, writings, press releases, and loan agreements. The series is organized by institution, including Indiana University, Kenkeleba House, and Museum of Contemporary Art. Writings, 1999-2006, consist of essays and articles about Eldzier Cortor. Printed material, 1996-2003, includes articles and clippings from publications and books, exhibition announcements and catalogs. Artwork, circa 1930s, includes ink and watercolor sketches from Cortor's student days at the Art Institute of Chicago. Photographs, undated, are primarily of Cortor's paintings, prints and drawings, as well as a several photographs of Cortor himself. 3 photographs microfilmed on reel N70-47, frames 329-331.

1.1 (partially microfilmed on 1 reel) linear feet.

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Driskell, David C.

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