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Reisinger, Hugo, 1856-1914

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role Collector
dates 1856-1914
city New York City
other citiesWeisbaden, Germany;
sex M
historical notes Hugo Reisinger was an exporter/importer and art collector.

The Reisinger collection consisted of paintings, pastels, bronzes, sculpture, and Chinese vases.

Artist represented in the collection included, among others, Anders Zorn, Fanton Latour, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Gustave Courbet, Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, Auguste Renoir, A. G. Warshawsky, Max Liebermann, Sir Frank William Brangwyn, Josef Israels, Jean-François Millet, Joseph Pennell, J. Alden Weir, Winslow Homer, Willard Metcalf, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Gari Melchers, Frederick Frieseke, William M. Chase, Arthur B. Davies, Theodore Robinson, Charles Jacques, Alfred Stevens, Eugene Fromentin, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Eugène Boudin, and Childe Hassam.

Honorary fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Copley Society of Boston, Art Institute of Chicago, served as president of the Germanic Museum at Harvard, and vice-president Germanistic Society of New York. He was a member of the National Arts and Lotos Clubs.

Reisinger married the daugther of the St. Louis brewer Adolphus Busch, Edmee Roberta Busch (1871-1955, married Charles E. Greenough in 1920). They had two children: Curt Hugo Reisinger (1891-1964) and Walter F. Reisinger (1893-1948).

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Archives/Repository Collection Title Collection Details
Museum of the City of New York
Photograph Collections
Wurts Bros. (New York, N.Y.): H. Reisinger Residence see details...
The New-York Historical Society
Manuscript Department
Manhattan: Lo.uis Stern-Hugo Reisinger Mansion, 993 Fifth Avenue, undated see details...