Bernard and Phyllis Fischer papers, [ca.1915-1977]

Fischer, Bernard, b. 1900 d. 1986
Painter, Sculptor, Art teacher, Designer
Active in New York, N.Y.

Fischer, Phyllis Potter
Painter, Designer
Active in New York,N.Y.

Collection size: 3.1 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Biographical material; correspondence; financial material; writings and notes; teaching material; printed material; sketchbooks; diaries; scrapbooks; photographs; and artwork relate to the Fischers' work in crafts businesses, teaching, and involvement in crafts organizations.

Biographical/Historical Note: Bernard Fischer was a painter, sculptor, designer, puppetteer, art teacher. Phyllis was a decorator, designer, and painter. The Fischers operated a crafts business specializing in enamels and exhibited their work in galleries and at crafts exhibitions. Bernard taught Industrial Arts in the NYC schools, and at classes at museums and crafts organizations.

Donated 1986 by Norma Kerlin, the Fischers' niece.

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