Alvin H. Reiss Biography (1930-)

Born June 15, 1930, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Samuel (a manufacturer) and Anne(Elowsky) Reiss; married Ellen Komoroff (a travel agent), August 26, 1956; children: Steven, Robert, Michael. Addresses: HOME--110 Riverside Drive,New York, NY 10024. OFFICE--c/o Arts Management, 408 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.

CTFT notes the following highlights of Alvin Reiss' career: Co- founder, editor, and publisher of the first national periodical for cultural administrators, Arts Management; organized the nation's first college course in arts management at The New School, 1963; author of the first Resolution on the Arts passed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and National League of Cities, 1974; organized the first business/arts seminars for business oriented groups, and directed the first extended college seminar series on business and the arts; initiated the Visiting Arts Consultant Program for the State University of New York, 1973-75; developed and directed one of the first arts management graduate programs.

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June 15, 1930
Brooklyn, New York, United States

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