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Orig artist Louis Eilshemius letters, 1920's. 8.5"x 11" each.Primarily a Correspondence with Henry MacBride of the NY Sun newspaper and an early champion of Eilshemius.Probably a group of letters that Macbride received from Eilshemius.Eleven pages in all.Some dated early 1920's.From the now closed restoration studio of Orrin Riley and Suzanne Schnitzer.Orrin Riley was a world famous art restorer, who founded the conservation department at the Guggenheim Museum and ran it for 20 years.After leaving the Guggenheim, he opened a restoration business in the West 30's in NYC, and ran it until his death in 1986.Riley's girlfriend and business partner, Susanne Schnitzer, continued the studio until her untimely death from an automobile accident in 2007.From 2007 to 2017 the executors worked with the Attorney General for the State of New York, clearing title for all the works in the restoration business, so they could be sold.David Killen Gallery purchased the contents of the restoration studio, some 200 works of art, that were left behind that could not find owners.David Killen Gallery will be selling the 200 works over the next few years and they range from minor works of art to important pieces.


Some letters with tears, most in good condition

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Orig artist Louis Eilshemius letters, 1920's

Estimate $200 - $300Jan 28, 2018
New York, NY, NY, USA