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Roland Reiss papers, circa 1960-2012

Reiss, Roland, 1929-2020



Collection Information

Size: 7.1 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, teaching files, administrative files, correspondence, exhibition files, photographs, printed material, audio visual material, born digital media, and works of art regarding the career of painter, sculptor, and educator, Roland Reiss.
Biographical material includes interview transcripts with Reiss. Teaching files regard the University of Colorado and Claremont Graduate University and include lectures, notes, and files about students. Administrative files relate to Idyllwild, juries and other committees Reiss was involved in. Correspondence is both personal and professional. Exhibition files regard Reiss' exhibitions. Photographs and slides are of openings and works of art. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs about Reiss and others (some annotated), announcements and newspaper clippings. Audio visual material includes a VHS tape and three audio cassettes of lectures by Reiss. Born digital media consists of approximately 50 DVDs and CDs and one flash drive of lectures and interviews by Reiss and images of works of art. Works of art include sketches by Reiss.

Biographical/Historical Note

Roland Reiss (1929- ) is a painter, sculptor, and educator from Los Angeles, California. Reiss is best known for his "miniatures." He taught painting at the University of Colorado and was chair of the art department at Claremont Graduate University (1971-2000). He also served as the director of the Center for the Arts and of "Painting's Edge" at Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, California.


Donated 2017 by Roland Reiss.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Roland Reiss papers, circa 1960-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.