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Henry Koerner Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 27 Mar 2010

Biographical History

Henry Koerner (1915-1991) was an Austrian-born American painter and illustrator, considered a master of "magical realism." He designed war posters for the American Office of War Information and the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, and his portraits of celebrities appeared on the cover of TIME magazine more than 25 times between 1955 and 1967.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Henry Koerner Papers consists of sketches, correspondence, published material, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, posters, TIME magazine covers, and other material.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.


Access Restrictions:

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Koerner, Henry, 1915-1991.


Art, Modern.
Illustrators -- United States -- 20th century.
Painters -- United States -- 20th century.
Portrait-painters -- United States -- 20th century.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Manuscripts (document genre)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Henry Koerner Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Unspecified, 1965.

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