Oral history interview with Abraham Walkowitz, 1958 Dec. 8 & 22.

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Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965. Oral history interview with Abraham Walkowitz, 1958 Dec. 8 & 22.

Oral history interview with Abraham Walkowitz, 1958 Dec. 8 & 22.

An interview of Abraham Walkowitz conducted by Abram Lerner and Mary Bartlett Cowdrey for the Archives of American Art. Walkowitz discusses his childhood and schooling; travelling abroad; influence of Claude Monet exhibit; his book, Artists of Walkowitz: 100 Portraits; Paul Cezanne's death; meeting artists in Europe; his 1908 exhibition of modern art at the Julius Haas Gallery, New York; getting Max Weber a show at the Haas Gallery; Steiglitz and his 291 Gallery; the Armory Show, especially the roles of Arthur B. Davies, Walt Kuhn, and Walter Pach; reactions to Nude Descending a Staircase; the Society of Independent Artists; thoughts on criticism of his work; his relationship with the critic Peyton Boswell; the importance in his work of dancer Isadora Duncan; opinions on American art, modern art, art schools, students and patrons; good art versus bad art; and the role of critics. Among others he recalls are Lizzie Bliss, William Merritt Chase, Kenyon Cox, The Eight, Jacob Epstein, Childe Hassam, and Georgia O'Keeffe.

Transcript: 66 p.

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Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880?-1965

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Abraham Walkowitz (1880-1965) was a painter and etcher from Brooklyn, N.Y. From the description of Abraham Walkowitz papers, 1904-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 767864477 Painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Abraham Walkowitz, 1958 Dec. 8 & 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86133333 From the description of Oral history interview with Abraham Walkowitz, 1958 Dec. 8 & 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: ...

Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974

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Art historian, critic, and archivist. From the description of Papers, 1781-1971. (Rutgers University). WorldCat record id: 28413817 Mary Bartlett Cowdrey (1910-1974) had a long career as an art historian, archivist, and curator. She graduated from the New Jersey College for Women (later Douglass College) at Rutgers University in 1933, and spent the next two years studying at the University of London in Great Britain, where she conducted research in philosophy and aesthetics....

Lerner, Abram

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Museum director; Wash., D.C. From the description of Abram Lerner interview, 1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81787135 Abram Lerner, Museum director of Washington, D.C. From the description of Oral history interview with Abram Lerner, 1975 Dec. 9-1976 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646395750 Museum director (Washington, D.C.). From the description of Abram Lerner interviews, 1975 Dec. 9-1976 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id...