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Emil James Bisttram  American  1895 -1976
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Emil James Bisttram
Born Hungary, 1895
Died New Mexico, 1976

Emil Bisttram grew up in the tenements of New York City after his family emigrated from Hungary when he was a young boy. Bisttram studied at Cooper Union, the National Academy of Design, and at t... (More)

A leader in the development of modern art in America, Emil Bisttram pioneered its introduction in the Southwest, moving from New York to Taos, New Mexico, in 1931. Before this date, the Hungarian-born artist was exposed to a... (More)

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