Lisa Reisman Halterman has been a passionate collector of 19th & 20th century works of art since she found her first piece of Favrile glass on a family antiquing trip in upstate New York. She bought her first artist’s exhibition poster at the age of 15, while in high school in Athens, Georgia. These early acquisitions sparked an appreciation of art. Her desire to seek out historic and aesthetic works was solidified while living in London in the 1970s. Many trips abroad cemented friendships with principals of the print, book and antique worlds—people who became mentors and friends for life.
While still in London, acceptance to the University of Pennsylvania led to Philadelphia, a major in art history, and a subsequent position as Assistant to the Director of the Rittenhouse Gallery. The Rittenhouse Gallery was the first in Philadelphia to exhibit original Art Nouveau and Fin de Siècle posters. Lisa began her own business dealing in posters and lithographs, which grew out of her goal to keep collecting, and to surround herself with art.
Today, as a company, Lisa M. Reisman et Cie aims to provide an unparalleled level of service and expertise to our clientele. We believe that art is not just about decoration, provenance or a safe place to accrue capital gains. Art is a manifestation of emotional, economic, political, and cultural developments. It may be a commodity in many respects, but it is visceral in ways no other investment is.
Let our experience work for you. With a long track record in savvy acquisitions and unmatched personal commitment, we enjoy helping clients build cohesive collections that have personal meaning.