Abraham Rattner1893-1978

Archives of American Art - Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC

$21,000 to the world’s largest repository of primary source documentation on the history of American art, to preserve and document on microfilm the papers of painter Abraham Rattner, and make them available to scholars and historians. In his works of art, Rattner responded to the devastation of World War II. He left a treasure trove of papers, including essays, poems, journals and letters, that documented his thoughts about life and work over 50 years.