Assemblage artist, Collagist, Stained glass artist
New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 1.2 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)
Collection Summary: Correspondence; scrapbooks; financial papers; notes; printed material, an interview and photographs.
REEL 3126: A guest book from the annual exhibitions of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, 1947-1949; a pencil sketch by Adolph Gottlieb done at a meeting of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors held at Bry's house, 1943; and a photocopy of an award from the American Society of Contemporary Artists, undated.
REELS 114-115: Correspondence with portrait subjects, such as George Gershwin; colleagues, such as George Biddle and John Taylor Arms; art institutions, and philanthropic groups; scrapbooks; financial documents, price lists, and painting inventories; extensive notes on experiments with fused glass and other media; and notes on Abraham Rattner's New School for Social Research classes. Also included are photographs; lists of purchasers, work notes, notes on a projected cooperative gallery, catalog notes, and a radio script for "Art in a Democracy," a symposium presented by the Federal Theater Project in New York City. Participants also included Peggy Bacon, Philip Evergood, and director, Leah Plotkin.
UNMICROFILMED: Three 7" untranscribed tapes of an interview of Bry and Philip Evergood for "Art in Democracy," on radio station WQXR, New York City, April 29, 1938.
Biographical/Historical Note: Assemblage artist, collage artist, and stained glass artist; New York, N.Y. Died 1991. Officer in Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors.
Donated 1969-1976 by Edith Bry.