Born in 1904, painter and printmaker, Philip Reisman emigrated to the United States from Warsaw, Poland at the age of four. He attended the Art Students League where he studied under George Bridgman, William Morgan and Harry Wickey. He completed a mural for the Works Progress Administration at Bellevue Hospital and he was on the original board of control and faculty for the American Artists School.
Reisman was a member of the Artists League of America, the American Artists Congress and An American Group. He participated in exhibitions at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Print Exhibition and the National Academy of Design.