Painter; New York, N.Y. Born 1905, died 1983. Worked as an artist in World War II in the Air Force.
Donated 1972-1976 by Ogden Pleissner.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; exhibition catalogs and announcements; biographical information; nine scrapbooks; periodicals and other publications; and over 400 photographs of Pleissner's paintings.
Biographical material includes Pleissner's U. S. Army Certificate of Service, an autobiographical essay, and miscellaneous notes. Scattered letters dating from 1942-1976 primarily concern Pleissner's service in the U. S. Army. There are also letters from colleagues and friends including artists Harrison Cady and Stow Wengenroth.
Nine scrapbooks contain clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and scattered letters from art organizations and colleagues including Juliana Force, Charles Vezin, and Stow Wengenroth. An additional 1.2 linear feet of printed material consists primarily of clippings, and exhibition catalogs and announcements. Also found within the papers is one etching, and photographs of Pleissner, his colleagues, exhibitions and artwork.
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