A Finding Aid to the Eleanore Lockspeiser papers, 1918-1982, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lockelea
Creators:
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986
Dates:
1918-1982
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of abstract painter Eleanore Lockspeiser measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1918 to 1982. Found are biographical material, family correspondence, photographs, printed material, writings, and artwork including two sketchbooks. Of note are letters from Mary Frank, Lockspeiser's daughter.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of abstract painter Eleanore Lockspeiser measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1918 to 1982. Found are biographical material, family correspondence, photographs, printed material, writings, and artwork including two sketchbooks. Of note are letters from Mary Frank, Lockspeiser's daughter.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Eleanore Lockspeiser (1900-1986) was an abstract painter active in London and New York City, New York.
Eleanore Lockspeiser was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Gregory and Eugenie Weinstein. She studied at the Art Students League with Max Weber, at the Louvre Print Room in Paris, and at the Slade School in London. She settled in London, marrying musicologist Edward Lockspeiser and together they had a daughter, Mary. During World War II, the Lockspeiser family separated with Eleanore taking her daughter to the United States. Mary married photographer Robert Frank. Eleanore exhibited around the United States. She died in 1986.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2020.
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Processing of this collection received federal support from the Collections Care Initiative Fund, administered by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative and the National Collections Program
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Eleanore Lockspeiser donated some of her papers in 1983. Her daughter, Mary Frank, donated additional materials to the Archives of American Art in 1986.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Eleanore Lockspeiser papers, 1918-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sketchbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frank, Mary, 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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