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Ogden M. Pleissner papers, 1928-1976

Pleissner, Ogden M. (Ogden Minton), 1905-1983

Painter, Engraver, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 3.2 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Ogden M. Pleissner measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1928-1976. Found within the papers are biographical material, scattered letters, artwork, nine scrapbooks, over one foot of printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ogden Minton Pleissner was born on April 29, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York, son of George W. and Christine Minton Pleissner. He began his education at the Brooklyn Friends School. One summer while a teenager, he was sent to Charlie Moore's ranch in Dubois, Wyoming, in order to improve his health. During pack trips, camping, and trout fishing in Yellowstone Park and the Buffalo Forks country, Pleissner became devoted to the outdoor life, developing his skills as a hunter and fisherman. He began drawing images of horses, cowboys, Native Americans, and scenery and realized that his interest in art was strong enough to pursue it in school.

Provenance

Ogden M. Pleissner donated his papers to the Archives in 1972 and 1976.