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Eldzier Cortor

 (1916 - 2015)
Eldzier Cortor was active/lived in New York, Illinois.  Eldzier Cortor is known for modernist social life genre and nude women painting, graphics.

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Eldzier Cortor


Following is The New York Times obituary of Eldzier Cortor from the Art & Design section.

Eldzier Cortor, Painter of Scenes From African-American Social Life, Dies at 99, By Elizabeth A. Harris, November 27, 2015

Eldzier Cortor, a painter and printmaker perhaps best known for his elegant paintings of nude black women created when such works were seldom seen in the mainstream art world, died on Thursday at his son’s home in Seaford, N.Y., on Long Island. He was 99.

His son, Michael, confirmed his death.

Mr. Cortor’s works are in major museum collections, including those of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His work was also featured in the inaugural show at the new W  ...  Displaying 750 of 6161 characters.



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About  Eldzier Cortor

Born:  1916 - Richmond, Virginia
Died:   2015 - Seaford, New York
Known for:  modernist social life genre and nude women painting, graphics