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

Author: Abraham Walkowitz; Abram Lerner; Mary Bartlett Cowdrey
Edition/Format:   Book   Archival Material : English
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An interview of Abraham Walkowitz conducted by Abram Lerner and Mary Bartlett Cowdrey for the Archives of American Art.
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Genre/Form: Sound recordings
Interviews
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Walkowitz; Abram Lerner; Mary Bartlett Cowdrey
OCLC Number: 849923614
Notes: Sound has been lost on tape reels; reels discarded.
Description: Transcript: 66 p.

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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.

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