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Bernard J. Reis papers, circa 1913-1983

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Series 2: Correspondence , circa 1935-1979
0.2 Linear Feet
Box 1, OV 3

Reis's correspondence is with friends, colleagues, art associations, museums, and galleries. Also found are letters sent to Rebecca Reis after Bernard's death. Researchers should note that additional letters of significance are located in Art of This Century and Peggy Guggenheim Foundation records, Mark Rothko Estate papers, and the "Letters from Artists" scrapbook.
Of note is correspondence with friends and artists, including Marc Chagall, William Congdon, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell, and Laurence Vail, as well as other notable members of the art world, such as Sir Herbert Read. This series also contains correspondence from art organizations, art associations, museums, and galleries, including the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Fogg Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Walters Art Gallery.
Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by last name. Persons with three or fewer pieces of correspondence are filed in the miscellaneous folders, which are also arranged alphabetically.
Description Container Select
Albee, Edward, 1967
1
9
Campigli, Massimo, circa 1935-1964
1
10
Chagall, Ida and Meyer, Franz, circa 1949-1961
(Oversized item housed in OV 3)
1
11
Chagall, Marc and Haggard, Virginia, circa 1946-1952
1
12
Chagall, Marc and Valentina "Vava", 1953-1964
1
13
Condolence Letters, 1978-1979
1
14
Congdon, William "Bill", circa 1963-1978
1
15
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1950-1961
1
16
Fogg Art Museum, 1954-1975
1
17
Guston, Philip, circa 1968
1
18
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 1977
1
19
Lasker, Mary and Albert, circa 1951-1966
1
20
Lipchitz, Jacques, circa 1936-1978
1
21
Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1951
1
22
Matta, Roberto, circa 1950-1959
1
23
Motherwell, Robert "Bob", circa 1965
1
24
The Museum of Modern Art, circa 1950-1970
1
25
Read, Herbert, circa 1960-1968
1
26
Sert, Josep Lluis "Jose Luis", circa 1975-1978
1
27
Vail, Laurence, 1967
1
28
Van Doesburg, Nelly and Theo, 1951-1952
1
29
Walters Art Gallery, 1958
1
30
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1976-1977
1
31
Miscellaneous Correspondence: A-H, circa 1950-1978
(Includes Joseph and Jean (Erdman) Campbell)
1
32
Miscellaneous Correspondence: J-T, circa 1947-1979
(Includes Paul Jenkins, Frederick J. Kiesler, Franz Kline, Abraham Rattner, Larry Rivers, Peter Selz)
1
33
Miscellaneous Correspondence: V-Y, circa 1960-1978
(Includes Gore Vidal)
1
34
Oversize Correspondence, Ida Chagall, 1949
(Oversized item from Box 1, Folder 11)
OV 3

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