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Guide to the
Jacques Reich Portrait Prints
1890–1923, undated
 PR 102

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Collection processed by New-York Historical Society staff (circa 2000); updated and migrated to Archives Space by Joseph Ditta (2020)

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Biographical note

Jacques Reich (1852–1923) was a Hungarian-born portrait etcher who immigrated to the United States in 1873. He trained for several years at the National Academy of Design in New York and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia before traveling to Paris in 1879 to study under the painters William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Joseph Nicolas Robert-Fleury. He returned to Philadelphia in 1880, and in 1885 moved to New York, where he established a studio. In addition to pen and ink drawings for magazines and other publications, Reich created some 2,000 portraits for Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography, and most of the portraits for Scribner's  Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings. He later specialized in etchings on copper, and in this medium published portraits of notable authors, poets, artists, and famous Americans, as well as private commissions for Whitelaw Reid, H. H. Rogers, E. H. Harriman, Charles B. Alexander, John W. Mackay, Nelson W. Aldrich. After his marriage to Caroline Bellinger in 1892, Reich resided in New Dorp, Staten Island. He died there on July 8, 1923.