Philip Reisman papers, 1904-1994

Reisman, Philip, b. 1904 d. 1992
Painter, Muralist, Illustrator, Etcher, Teacher
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 2.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Collection Summary: Printed material, correspondence, sketchbooks, photographs, and a complete listing of work by Reisman.

REEL NPR 1: A scrapbook of catalogs and clippings regarding Reisman's career; and a manuscript listing providing a complete record of Reisman's work, 1932-1965.

REEL 8: Reproductions of drawings and book illustrations; exhibition catalogs; clippings on exhibitions, illustrations, and WPA murals.

ADDITION: Biographical material, including birth certificate, marriage announcement, obituary, and memorial program; letters of condolence, correspondence regarding the service, texts of eulogies, draft and page proofs of Philip Reisman: A Life Remembered, 1904-1992 (1994); correspondence, 1950s-1990s; records of travel, 1955-1987; Christmas cards designed and sent by Reisman, 1949-1992; sketchbooks (2 v.); photographs of works of art; printed matter, including an article about his illustrations for Anna Karenina, 1940, reproductions of works by Reisman, books illustrated by him, exhibition announcements, reviews, exhibition catalogs, and 2 books: Philip Reisman: People are his Passion, by Martin H. Bush, 1986; and The Prints of Philip Reisman: A Catalogue Raisonne, by George D. Bianco, 1992.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, illustrator, etcher, teacher; New York, N.Y. Born in Warsaw, Poland.

Material on reel NPR 1 lent for microfilming by Reisman, 1966. Material on reel 8 was microfilmed in 1971; it had previously been filmed ca. 1966 on reel D283 in a different order. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1993 and 1994 by Louise K. Reisman, Reisman's widow.

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Philip Reisman papers also at Syracuse University.

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