Eloi Bordelon Office Records
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.
- Bordelon, Eloi, 1925-1984 (Person)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Language of Materials
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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