Philip Reisman studied with Harry Wickey, and he studied drawing with George
Bridgeman,. Reisman drew and painted as New York Realist, such as the
Soyer brothers. He did a WPA mural as well. His oil paintings showed common
people in everyday scenes, and have reached auction records of more than
$11,000. These drawings are unique. Only one, a Central Park scene,
depicts New York City. There are a variety of scenes in four
Reisman is widely listed and admired. He is mentioned in 23 books,
including a book solely devoted to him, published in 1886, by Martin H. Bush,
entitled People Are His Passion. He has a lengthy biography
in Who Was Who in American Art (Falk). He had more than twenty
exhibitions, including at least five solo exhibits, in New York at the
National Academy of Design, Denver, Ohio, and Paris, and more than a dozen
others. His works are held by the Museum of Modern art in New York, The
Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, National Biblioteque in Paris, and the New York
Public Library, and several others.
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