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Louis M. Eilshemius printed material, 1897-1941

Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), b. 1864 d. 1941
Painter, Author, Draftsman (artist)
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 30 items (partially microfilmed on 3 partial reels)

Collection Summary: Published poems, memoir, brochures, announcements and a musical score by Eilshemius; exhibition catalogs; and clippings.

REEL 2803 (fr. 1091-1143, 1153-1160): A booklet containing "Satires on Art" and reproductions of two paintings for sale at 118 E. 57th St (1931); an announcement for "Companionship - an unusual metrical work"; an announcement for "over 4,000 oils, 1500 drawings of scenes in 20 countries. A real educative output non pareill"; an announcement "You Make Money by Making Your Own Picture Frames"; a musical score, "Six Musical Moods," 1897, composed and autographed by Eilshemius; and a brochure, "Some New Discoveries in Science and Art," 1932, containing writings and biographical information.

REEL 4283:Published poems: "Mystery and Truth : A Sonnet-Sequence (c1907),"Thoughts at Night-time" (c1909); "Creation's End - a Four Page Epic" (c1925); all published under his Dreamer's Press' and Three Arts' Friend - A Monthly, v. 1, no. 2 (Nov. 1925)

UNMICROFILMED: Three Arts' Friend (v. 1, no. 3 (Feb. 1926); and "My Brother Victor - A Convalescent's Fancy" (c1912) described on the title page as "[a] memorie was written at Paris, France, in the author's twenty-third year; while studying Art at Julian's."

REEL N70-48: Clippings, 1932-1941; exhibition catalogs from the Boyer and Kleemann Galleries; and pamphlets.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, mathematician, composer, writer; New York, N.Y.

Material on reel N70-48 lent for microfilming 1970 by an unknown lender. Nine brochures on reels 2803 (fr. 1091-1114) and 4283 (fr. 570-622) were transferred from the National Museum of American Art Library, 1981 and 1988. Brochure, "Some New.." on reel 2803 (fr.1153-60) was donated by Hugh Stix, wonder of Artist' Gallery and author of an exhibition catalog on Eilshemius. Provenance of the musical score is unknown.

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