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Louis M. Eilshemius printed material, 1897-1941

Louis M. Eilshemius printed material, 1897-1941

Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941

Painter, Author, Draftsmen (artists)


Collection Information

Size: 30 items (partially microfilmed on 3 partial reels)

Summary: Published poems, memoir, brochures, announcements and a musical score by Eilshemius; exhibition catalogs; and clippings.

REEL 2803 (fr. 1091-1143, 1153-1160): A booklet containing "Satires on Art" and reproductions of two paintings for sale at 118 E. 57th St (1931); an announcement for "Companionship - an unusual metrical work"; an announcement for "over 4,000 oils, 1500 drawings of scenes in 20 countries. A real educative output non pareill"; an announcement "You Make Money by Making Your Own Picture Frames"; a musical score, "Six Musical Moods," 1897, composed and autographed by Eilshemius; and a brochure, "Some New Discoveries in Science and Art," 1932, containing writings and biographical information.

REEL 4283:Published poems: "Mystery and Truth : A Sonnet-Sequence (c1907),"Thoughts at Night-time" (c1909); "Creation's End - a Four Page Epic" (c1925); all published under his Dreamer's Press' and Three Arts' Friend - A Monthly, v. 1, no. 2 (Nov. 1925)

UNMICROFILMED: Three Arts' Friend (v. 1, no. 3 (Feb. 1926); and "My Brother Victor - A Convalescent's Fancy" (c1912) described on the title page as "[a] memorie was written at Paris, France, in the author's twenty-third year; while studying Art at Julian's."

REEL N70-48: Clippings, 1932-1941; exhibition catalogs from the Boyer and Kleemann Galleries; and pamphlets.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, mathematician, composer, writer; New York, N.Y.


Material on reel N70-48 lent for microfilming 1970 by an unknown lender. Nine brochures on reels 2803 (fr. 1091-1114) and 4283 (fr. 570-622) were transferred from the National Museum of American Art Library, 1981 and 1988. Brochure, "Some New.." on reel 2803 (fr.1153-60) was donated by Hugh Stix, wonder of Artist' Gallery and author of an exhibition catalog on Eilshemius. Provenance of the musical score is unknown.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels N70-48, 2803 and 4283 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Patrons must use microfilm copy; contact AAA reference staff for access to unmicrofilmed publications.

How to Cite This Collection

Louis M. Eilshemius printed material, 1897-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.