The Henriette Reiss Award was established in 1993 by Elizabeth Papas of Philmont, NY, a long-time friend of the Reiss family. Henriette Reiss (1889-1992), a resident of Columbia County, NY for 25 years, was an internationally respected artist and designer. Born in England and raised in Switzerland, she followed her husband, the artist Winold Reiss, to New York in 1914. She soon established her own career and became well known for her textile and rug designs, as well as for her book jackets and advertising layouts. She also taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. For further information on Henriette Reiss, and to download the Application Guidelines, please visit the Henriette Reiss Award website.
Each year, this award is given to current and/or former graduates of Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School in Harlemville, NY and is presented at a ceremony in the Spring.
Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School
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