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Oral history, 1991.

Author: John Rewald; National Endowment for the Humanities,
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Museum of Modern Art Oral History Project, 1990-1994.
Database:WorldCat
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Rewald discusses his student days in Germany, his growing interest in art, and his first meeting with Alfred H. Barr, Jr. in Paris before World War II. He recounts his journey to the U.S. during the war, and his first employment at The Museum of Modern Art as a proofreader. He discusses subsequent work with Barr on the latter's seminal book, Matisse: His Art and His Public (c. 1951) as well as the publication of
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
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Named Person: John Rewald; Alfred H Barr, Jr.; John Hay Whitney; Alfred Hamilton Barr; John Rewald; John Rewald; Gertrude Stein; William Stanley Rubin
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Rewald; National Endowment for the Humanities,
OCLC Number: 122577837
In: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Notes: Interview conducted by Sharon Zane for The Museum of Modern Art Oral History Project.
Description: 1 transcript (72 p.) 2 sound cassettes.

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Rewald discusses his student days in Germany, his growing interest in art, and his first meeting with Alfred H. Barr, Jr. in Paris before World War II. He recounts his journey to the U.S. during the war, and his first employment at The Museum of Modern Art as a proofreader. He discusses subsequent work with Barr on the latter's seminal book, Matisse: His Art and His Public (c. 1951) as well as the publication of his own pioneering books The History of Impressionism (c. 1946) and Post-Impressionism from van.

Gogh to Gauguin (1956) that he wrote for the Museum. Rewald remembers his 1948 Pierre Bonnard exhibition at the Museum [MoMA Exh. #376, 1948 May 10-September 6], and the 1952 Fauves show [Les Fauves, MoMA Exh. #521, 1952 October 7-1953 January 4]. He highlights his relationships with Barr and William Rubin, and his own part in the acquisition and disposition of the Gertrude Stein Collection. His role as art advisor to John Hay Whitney is also recalled.

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