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The papers of illustrator, writer and collector Ilse Martha Bischoff measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1893-1981. Found are scattered personal and business records, correspondence, pencil and watercolor sketches, notes and writings, printed material and photographs.
Ilse Martha Bischoff papers, 1893-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Ilse Martha Bischoff (1901-1990) was as illustrator, painter, and collector. Birthdate also cited as 1903. Born in New York City, Bischoff studied at the Horace Mann School, costume design at the Parson's School of Design, at the Art Students' League, and in Europe. Later, she worked as an illustrator of childrens' books, wrote two novels and an autobiography, and collected German porcelain.
The Ilse Martha Bischoff papers were donated in 1980-1981 by the artist.
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