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Oral history interview with Terry Dintenfass, 1974 December 2-1975 January 13

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Dintenfass, Terry, 1920-2004  Search this
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Erpf, Armand  Search this
Alan, Charles  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Goodman, Sidney  Search this
Baron, Herman  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Bloom, Hyman  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Terry Dintenfass, inc.  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Transcript: 75 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hr., 38 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Interview of Terry Dintenfass conducted 1974 December 2-1975 January 13, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art, in her home in New York, New York.
Dintenfass speaks of her family; education; travel; studying with Franklin Chenault Watkins and Clayton Whitehall at the Philadelphia College of Art; working as a nurse; her galleries in Atlantic City, New Jersey; social protest painting; buying American paintings for Armand Erpf; her apprenticeship with Herman Baron; critics; discovering Sidney Goodman; women art dealers; and visiting Georgia O'Keeffe. She recalls Charles Alan, Hyman Bloom, Philip Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Edith Halpert, Jacob Lawrence, and others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Terry Dintenfass, 1974 December 2-1975 January 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Terry Dintenfass (1920-2004) was an art dealer from New York, New York. She operated Terry Dintenfass, Inc.
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Archives of American Art