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A Finding Aid to the Louis Wiesenberg papers, 1916-1981

Louis Wiesenberg papers, 1916-1981

Wiesenberg, Louis, 1893-1943

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear ft.

Summary: The papers of painter Louis Wiesenberg measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1913 to 1981. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters - mostly written by his widow Raizel Wiesenberg attempting to organize a posthumous exhibition; notes and writings, including manuscripts describing Wiesenberg's thoughts on art; numerous drawings of figure studies and landscapes; printed material, including catalogs from exhibitions by obscure organizations such as the Level Club and the Society of Independent Artists; and photographs of Wiesenberg, his family and his artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Louis Wiesenberg (1893-1943) was born in Poland and studied art in Montreal and at the National Academy of Design in New York.

Provenance

Donated 1981-1982 by Mrs. Raizel Wiesenberg Arp, widow of Wiesenberg.