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Eugenie Baizerman Papers

Identifier: MSS 0055

Scope and Contents

Art-works (drawings, sketches, pen and ink, brush and ink, paintings in watercolor and oil) are in boxes 1-3 and box 8. They number 1,271 items. Box 4 contains printed materials about Eugenie Baizerman and her work, photographs, negatives of photographs, snapshots, manuscript lists of her works and published articles. Boxes 5, 6, and 7 contain diaries, journals and personal papers.


  • 1914 - 1949


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Eugenie Silverman Baizerman was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1899. She died in New York City on December 30, 1949, aged 50 years. She spent her early years in Bessarabia and Odessa, Russia where she began her formal art training. The collection contains a few of her drawings from this period. Eugenie immigrated to the United States in 1914. She began to study art at the Educational Alliance and the National Academy of Design in New York. In 1920 she met Saul Baizerman. They married and had one daughter, Ugesie.

Most of Eugenie's works of art on paper, which make up most of the collection, date from the year she emigrated until the 1940s. According to Saul's published memoir Eugenie Baizerman and Her Art (New York, April 17, 1950), copies of which are in Box 4, she continued to work up until two days before her death.


5.50 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials



Originally from Poland, Eugenie Baizerman was one of America's earliest Abstract Impressionists. Prior to immigrating to the United States in 1914, Baizerman's family lived in Bessarabia, a province of Russia, and in the city of Odessa in the Russian Ukraine.

The Eugenie Silverman Baizer collection contains drawings, sketches, paintings in watercolor and oil, as well as correspondence, diaries and journals.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Joan Hay Baizerman in April, 1980.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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