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Eloi Bordelon Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-058

Scope and Contents

This collection of records, from the New York interior designer and trompe l’oeil painter Eloi Bordelon (1925-1984)'s office, includes project drawings (many in color) with the addition of a few photographs.


  • 1945–1984


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is the physical property of Tulane University Special Collections. Copyright belongs to the creators or their legal heirs and assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or owner’s heir for permission to publish where Tulane University Special Collections does not hold the copyright. For further information, please contact Research Services at

Biographical / Historical

Bordelon, who was originally from Marksville, LA, was an interior decorator in New York, New York, who had an international reputation as a noted designer and trompe l’oeil painter. He executed projects in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. His commissions include work at the Sheraton St. Regis Hotel in New York City, the Arthur Sachs residence in Super Cannes, France, and at the Barry Trupin estate, “Dragonhead”, on Long Island, New York.


14.60 Linear Feet

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This collection is arranged into four series: Series 1: Renderings on Board; Series 2: Sketches, Pencil on Paper; Series 3: Project Specifications, Sketchbooks, and Articles; Series 4: Project Photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Color drawings were given by Paul Uihlein, Eloi Bordelon’s companion, to Tulane, in 1985. Tracings, photographs, and research materials were given by Bordelons’s nephew, Bruce V. Bordelon, in 1986.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US