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Josef Presser and Agnes Hart papers, 1913-1980

Presser, Josef, 1906-1967

This site provides access to the papers of Josef Presser and Agnes Hart in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2014, and total 6,890 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 4.3 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York painters and teachers Josef Presser and Presser's wife Agnes Hart measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1913 to 1980, with the bulk of the material from 1940 to 1980. The collection documents their personal and professional lives as artists and educators and consists of biographical material, business and personal correspondence, teaching files, printed material, and scattered photographs. The collection also includes writings, personal business records, and artwork by Presser.

Biographical/Historical Note

Josef Presser (1909-1967) lived and worked primarily in New York City as a painter, educator, and lecturer.

Provenance

The papers of Josef Presser were lent for microfilming by Agnes Hart in 1968. Excluding certain printed material, Hart later donated the bulk of these papers and additional Presser materials in 1977 and 1979. Hart donated her papers in 1978. Frances Hitchcock, Hart's sister, gave additional material in 1981.

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Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.