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

Fischer, Bernard, 1900-1986

Art teacher, Painter, Designer, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 3.1 Linear feet

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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Bernard and Phyllis Fischer papers, [ca.1915-1977]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.