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Oral history interview with Bernard J. Reis, 1976 June 3-1976 June 10

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Interviewee:
Reis, Bernard J., 1895-1978
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Subject:
Grosz, George
Guggenheim, Peggy
Lipchitz, Jacques
Rothko, Mark
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 64 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 31 min.
Summary:
An interview of Bernard Reis conducted 1976 June 3-1976 June 10, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Reis speaks of his family background and education; the development of his art collection; and his friendship with various artists, including Jacques Lipchitz, George Grosz and Mark Rothko. He also recalls Peggy Guggenheim.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bernard J. Reis, 1976 June 3-1976 June 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Bernard J. Reis (1895-1978) was a art collector and patron from New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art patrons
Art, American
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11772
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213019
AAA_collcode_reis76
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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