Phillip Reisman

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Philip Reisman, 1904 - 1992  NY

American Realist, WPA

A portfolio of drawings from the artist's travels

Including New England, Mexico, Nova Scotia, Brittany

All signed, most ink on paper, most 11 x 9 inches.

Condition and Sizes as noted

Philip Reisman studied with Harry Wickey, and he studied drawing with George Bridgeman,.  Reisman drew and painted as New York Realist, such as the Soyer brothers. He did a WPA mural as well. His oil paintings showed common people in everyday scenes, and have reached auction records of more than $11,000.  These drawings are unique. Only one, a Central Park scene, depicts New York City.  There are a  variety of scenes in four countries.

Reisman is widely listed and admired.  He is mentioned in 23 books, including a book solely devoted to him, published in 1886, by Martin H. Bush, entitled People Are His Passion.   He has a lengthy biography in Who Was Who in American Art (Falk).  He had more than twenty exhibitions, including at least five solo exhibits, in  New York at the National Academy of Design, Denver,  Ohio, and Paris, and more than a dozen others.  His works are held by the Museum of Modern art in New York, The Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, National Biblioteque in Paris, and the New York Public Library, and several others.

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