Josef Presser papers, 1913-1976

Presser, Josef, b. 1909 d. 1967
Painter, Art teacher
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 2.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; biographical data; sketchbooks and sketches; financial material; writings; photos; exhibition catalogs and invitations; and clippings.

REEL N69-1: Correspondence; biographical and documentary data; catalogs; and clippings.

UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, including letters from students Ray Austrian, Vera Lazuk (County Life Art Center), Associated American Arts Galleries, Lois Kushner (Fontana Gallery), and Woodstock Artists Association, and also correspondence and clippings relating to Vera Fraser, one of Presser's students; handwritten notes, lectures and poems by Presser; financial receipts; price lists; 42 sketches; 9 sketchbooks; 41 photos; exhibition catalogs and invitations; memorial exhibition catalog; 2 Artists Equity Masquerade Ball souvenir books, 1950 and 1953; will; passport; and induction papers.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, teacher; New York, N.Y.

Material on reel N69-1 lent for microfilming 1968; portions subsquently donated along with unfilmed material, 1977-1979, by Agnes Hart Presser, widow of Joseph Presser.

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