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Louis Wiesenberg papers, 1916-1981

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 6 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1916-1981
(Box 1; 1 folder)

Biographical material consists of a National Academy of Design student identity card, a New York military census card, and a biographical manuscript written by Wiesenberg's wife, Raizel.
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Identity Cards and Biographical Manuscript, 1916-1981, undated
1
1

Series 2: Letters , 1917-1981
(Box 1; 7 folders)

Letters discuss art-related business and are primarily from Raizel Wiesenberg relating to her attempts to organize a posthumous exhibition of her husband's work.
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Letters, undated
1
2
Letters, 1917-1918
1
3
Letters, 1925-1942
1
4
Letters, 1944
1
5-6
Letters, 1947-1968
1
7
Letters, 1980-1981
1
8

Series 3: Notes and Writings , 1939-1943
(Box 1; 4 folders)

This series consists of manuscripts by Louis Wiesenberg concerning art-related topics, poems by Raizel Wiesenberg dedicated to her deceased husband, and miscellaneous notes.
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Drafts of "What is Art?" by Louis Wiesenberg, undated
1
9
Manuscript "Michelangelo Buonarotti" by Louis Wiesenberg, undated
1
10
Poems by Raizel Wiesenberg, 1943
1
11
Miscellaneous Notes, 1939, undated
1
12

Series 4: Artwork , 1927-1932
(Box 1; 19 folders)

Artwork by Wiesenberg consists of miscellaneous sketches in pencil, charcoal, and watercolor, torn from sketchbooks. Images include figure studies and landscapes.
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Sketchbook Cover, 1927
1
13
Drawings, 1932, undated
1
14-31

Series 5: Printed Material , 1924-1944
(Boxes 1-2; 7 folders)

Printed material consists of clippings and exhibition catalogs primarily from the Society of Independent Artists.
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Clippings, 1931-1939, undated
1
32
Exhibition Catalogs, 1924-1929
1
33
Exhibition Catalogs, 1931
1
34
Exhibition Catalogs, 1931
2
1
Exhibition Catalogs, 1936-1937
2
2
Exhibition Catalogs, 1938-1939
2
3
Exhibition Catalogs, 1940-1941
2
4
Exhibition Catalogs, 1944
2
5

Series 6: Photographs , 1913-1973
(Box 2; 5 folders)

Photographs are of Wiesenberg, his family and his artwork. There is also a photograph of a portrait of Wiesenberg by Gershon Benjamin.
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Photographs of Louis Wiesenberg, 1913-1935, undated
2
6
Photographs of Wiesenberg and Family Members, 1920, undated
2
7
Photographs of Artwork by Wiesenberg, undated
2
8
Slides of Artwork by Wiesenberg, 1973
2
9
Photograph of Portrait by Gershon Benjamin, undated
2
10

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.