Lue Osborne and Cordray Simmons papers

Collection ID:
Osborne, Lue, 1889-1968
Simmons, Cordray, 1888-1970
Physical Description:
355 Items
(on 1 microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters to Osborne and Simmons from friends, gallery owners, and colleagues, among others, including some about their use of synthetic resin paints; 83 photographs; 70 clippings, catalogs, essays and other printed materials. Correspondents include H. Daniel Webster, F. Valentine Dudensing, Walter M. Grant, Robert Henri, and Onya LaTour. Also included is one letter from Thomas Hart Benton to Mrs. Brett Osborne, daughter in law of Lue and Cordray. She had inherited their paintings and asked Benton's advice what to do with them.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; New York City; b. 1889, Belleville, Ill.; d. 1968 Osborne's husband, Cordray Simmons, is also a painter; discovered with her husband "vinyl lite," a new kind of acrylic paint

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1126 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Signature Galleries, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1976 by Signature Galleries.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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