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INVENTORY OF THE BERNARD AND REBECCA REIS PAPERS, ca. 1924-1985
900184  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Related Material
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bernard and Rebecca Reis papers
    Dates: ca. 1924-1985
    Collection number: 900184
    Creator: Reis, Bernard
    Creator: Reis, Rebecca
    Extent: 3.4 linear ft. (8 boxes)
    Repository: Getty Research Institute
    Research Library
    Special Collections and Visual Resources
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
    Abstract: Accountant who served as a financial advisor and patron to many artists; wife Rebecca Reis (b. 1900) was an art collector. The papers contain correspondence, business and financial records, printed ephemera, photographs, a substantial body of letters from major and minor figures of the American art world, written and visual documentation of the Reis collection of art and books, and ephemeral material relating to artists and patrons.
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    Language: Collection material in English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Bernard and Rebecca Reis papers, ca. 1924-1985, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 900184.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1990.

    Related Material

    Bernard Reis papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Bernard Reis (1895-1978) was an accountant who served as a financial advisor and patron to many artists; his wife, Rebecca Reis (b. 1900), was an art collector.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Bernard and Rebecca Reis Papers contain correspondence, business and financial records, printed ephemera, and photographs. The two primary foci, 20th century artists and the art collection formed by Bernard and Rebecca Reis, are brought out through a substantial body of letters from major and minor figures of the American art world, written and visual documentation of the Reis collection of art and books, and ephemeral material relating to artists and patrons.

    Arrangement

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects

    Reis, Rebecca
    Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968
    Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970
    Peggy Guggenheim Collection
    Art—Collectors and collecting
    Art patrons—United States
    Painting, Modern—20th century
    Sculpture, Modern—20th century

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Illustrations
    Photographic prints—20th century
    Photographs, Original

    Contributors

    Albee, Edward, 1928-
    Asher, Elise, 1914-
    Barr, Alfred Hamilton
    Baziotes, William, 1912-1963
    Birnbaum, Abe
    Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992
    Calas, Nicolas
    Campigli, Massimo, 1895-1971
    Chagall, Marc, 1887-
    Congdon, William, 1912-
    De Diego, Julio, 1900-1979
    De Kooning, Willem, 1904-
    Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-
    Dufy, Raoul, 1877-1953
    Eliot, Alexander
    Ernst, Max, 1891-1976
    Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-
    Grosz, George, 1893-1959
    Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-
    Guston, Philip, 1913-
    Leyden, Ernst van, 1892-
    Lloyd, Frank
    Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973
    Miró, Joan, 1893-
    Motherwell, Robert
    Man Ray, 1890-1976
    Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968
    Reis, Rebecca
    Rivers, Larry, 1925-
    Salemme, Attilio, 1911-1955
    Sandberg, Willem Jacob Henri Berend, 1897-1984
    Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-
    Tanning, Dorothea, 1910-
    Wilder, Clinton
    Peggy Guggenheim Collection