(1894 - 1988)
Lionel S. Reiss was active/lived in New York / Austria. Lionel Reiss is known for figure, genre, still life, landscape.
Biography Lionel Reiss
Lionel S. Reiss, American painter, etcher and watercolorist began his career as a designer and illustrator, and held executive positions as Art Director in the advertising field, primarily with Paramount Studios. He is known for his creation of the "MGM Lion".
In 1930 Reiss decided to devote his time to fine art, closed his New York studio and traveled the continent of Europe, North Africa or the Near East, hunting subject matter for his Jewish pictorial records. In 1938 his book "My Models Were Jews" was published. In addition to his work of Jewish content, Lionel Reiss has won distinction for his paintings of the American scene.
His work has been included in exhibitions at the Carnegie Institute, Brooklyn Museum, The Art I
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