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Finding aid for the Bernard and Rebecca Reis papers, ca. 1924-1985
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Related Material
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bernard and Rebecca Reis papers
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1924-1985
    Number: 900184
    Creator/Collector: Reis, Bernard J.
    Creator/Collector: Reis, Rebecca G., 1896-1988
    Physical Description: 3.4 linear feet (8 boxes)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    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 is in English

    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.

    Administrative Information

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    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.
    http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa900184

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1990.

    Related Material

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

    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 note

    Organized in three series: Series I. Correspondence and papers, ca. 1924-1985; Series II. Printed ephemera. ca. 1924-1985; Series III. Photographs, ca. 1924-1985

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968
    Reis, Rebecca G., 1896-1988
    Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies

    Peggy Guggenheim Collection

    Subjects - Topics

    Art patrons--United States
    Art--Collectors and collecting
    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, 1902-1981
    Baziotes, William, 1912-1963
    Birnbaum, Abe
    Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992
    Calas, Nicolas
    Campigli, Massimo, 1895-1971
    Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985
    Congdon, William, 1912-1998
    De Diego, Julio, 1900-1979
    De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997
    Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993
    Dufy, Raoul, 1877-1953
    Eliot, Alexander
    Ernst, Max, 1891-1976
    Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-
    Grosz, George, 1893-1959
    Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-1979
    Guston, Philip, 1913-1980
    Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973
    Lloyd, Frank
    Man Ray, 1890-1976
    Miró, Joan, 1893-1983
    Motherwell, Robert
    Peggy Guggenheim Collection
    Read, Herbert, 1893-1968
    Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002
    Salemme, Attilio , 1911-1955
    Sandberg, Willem Jacob Henri Berend, 1897-1984
    Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997
    Tanning, Dorothea, 1910-
    Van Leyden, Ernst, 1892-1969
    Wilder, Clinton