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A Finding Aid to the Bernard J. Reis papers, circa 1913-1983

Bernard J. Reis papers, circa 1913-1983

Reis, Bernard J., 1895-1978

Accountant, Collector

Collection Information

Size: 2.1 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York accountant and art collector Bernard J. Reis measure 2.1 linear feet and date from circa 1913 to 1983. The papers document his friendships with artists, his role as accountant for Art of This Century and the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation, and executor of the Mark Rothko Estate. Included are biographical and family papers, correspondence, professional files, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bernard J. Reis (1895-1978) was an accountant and art collector in New York, as well as the exector of Mark Rothko's estate.

Provenance

The papers were given in 1979 and 1980 by Reis's widow, Rebecca G. Reis.

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