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Philip Reisman papers, 1904-1994

Reisman, Philip, 1904-1992

Muralist, Painter, Teacher, Etcher, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Printed material, correspondence, sketchbooks, photographs, and a complete listing of work by Reisman.
REEL NPR 1: A scrapbook of catalogs and clippings regarding Reisman's career; and a manuscript listing providing a complete record of Reisman's work, 1932-1965.
REEL 8: Reproductions of drawings and book illustrations; exhibition catalogs; clippings on exhibitions, illustrations, and WPA murals.
ADDITION: Biographical material, including birth certificate, marriage announcement, obituary, and memorial program; letters of condolence, correspondence regarding the service, texts of eulogies, draft and page proofs of Philip Reisman: A Life Remembered, 1904-1992 (1994); correspondence, 1950s-1990s; records of travel, 1955-1987; Christmas cards designed and sent by Reisman, 1949-1992; sketchbooks (2 v.); photographs of works of art; printed matter, including an article about his illustrations for Anna Karenina, 1940, reproductions of works by Reisman, books illustrated by him, exhibition announcements, reviews, exhibition catalogs, and 2 books: Philip Reisman: People are his Passion, by Martin H. Bush, 1986; and The Prints of Philip Reisman: A Catalogue Raisonne, by George D. Bianco, 1992.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, illustrator, etcher, teacher; New York, N.Y. Born in Warsaw, Poland.


Material on reel NPR 1 lent for microfilming by Reisman, 1966. Material on reel 8 was microfilmed in 1971; it had previously been filmed ca. 1966 on reel D283 in a different order. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1993 and 1994 by Louise K. Reisman, Reisman's widow.

Related Materials

Philip Reisman papers also at Syracuse University.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel NPR 1: Originals returned to the lender, Philip Reisman, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels NPR 1 & 8 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Philip Reisman papers, 1904-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.