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Bernard and Phyllis Fischer papers, [ca.1915-1977]

Creator:
Fischer, Bernard, 1900-1986
Fischer, Phyllis Potter
Subject:
United States.Work Projects Administration.Education and Recreation Dept
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
3.1 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Biographical material; correspondence; financial material; writings and notes; teaching material; printed material; sketchbooks; diaries; scrapbooks; photographs; and artwork relate to the Fischers' work in crafts businesses, teaching, and involvement in crafts organizations.
Citation:
Bernard and Phyllis Fischer papers, [ca.1915-1977]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Bernard Fischer was a painter, sculptor, designer, puppetteer, art teacher. Phyllis was a decorator, designer, and painter. The Fischers operated a crafts business specializing in enamels and exhibited their work in galleries and at crafts exhibitions. Bernard taught Industrial Arts in the NYC schools, and at classes at museums and crafts organizations.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Norma Kerlin, the Fischers' niece.
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Account books
Art teachers
Decorative arts
Designers
Diaries
Drawings
Enamel and enameling
Enameled ware
Enamelers
Handicraft
Photographs
Sculptors
Sketchbooks
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8148
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210319
AAA_collcode_fiscbern
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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