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A Finding Aid to the Josef Presser papers, 1913-1980, bulk 1940-1980 | Digitized Collection

Josef Presser papers, 1913-1980, bulk 1940-1980

Presser, Josef, 1909-1967

Art teacher, Painter

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: 2.4 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York painters and teachers Josef Presser and 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 partners, 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. Agnes Hart (1912-1979) was born in Meridan, Connecticut and studied art at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida and at Iowa State University.

Provenance

The papers of Josef Presser were loaned for microfilming by Agnes Hart in 1968. The bulk of these papers and additional Presser materials were later donated by Hart in 1977 and 1979. Hart donated her own papers in 1978. Frances Hitchcock, Hart's sister, donated additional papers 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.