School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
He is known, as a professional illustrator, for his posters for the United States Marine Corps and the Liberty bond programs, for his illustrations for book covers, magazines, and for oil paintings of diverse subjects. He retired from his professional work and dedicated his full-time energy to painting fine arts and teaching. He began, in 1937, spending summers in Rockport, Master of Arts, where he painted scenes of the small fishing town.
He was active in the Rockport Art Association, teaching oil painting and participating in water color figure painting classes.
He was educated at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was recognized for his compositions in oil. He moved to Yonkers in 1905 where he began his career as a professional illustrator, after a sojourn in the American west pursuing what became a lifelong interest in depicting the frontier west as was being popularized then by Zane Grey and other writers.
In the early 1930s, he began doing illustration work for magazines. In the 1930s and 1940s, his work was often featured at venues such as the National Academy of Design and in organizations such as the Allied Artists of America.
Riesenberg was also the vice president of the Yonkers Art Association.
Riensenberg died in 1971 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Riesenberg had a brother six years older, Felix, with whom he was extremely close. They shared a love of creating art and adventure.
In their youth, both wrote short stories in journals they kept.
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