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Oral history interview with Lloyd Goodrich, 1962-1963

Interviewee:
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-
Subject:
Eakins, Thomas
Field, Hamilton Easter
Force, Juliana
Marsh, Reginald
Miller, Kenneth Hayes
Stieglitz, Alfred
Watson, Forbes
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)
National Academy of Design (U.S.)
Public Works of Art Project
Whitney Museum of American Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 232 pages
Transcript: 511 pages
Summary:
An interview of Lloyd Goodrich conducted 1962-1963, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art. Goodrich speaks of his youth in Nutley, New Jersey; his family background; his father's influence; his friendship with Reginald Marsh; studying at the Art Students League under Kenneth Hayes Miller; attending the National Academy of Design; his interest in music and poetry; deciding upon a career in art; working as a writer, editor, and critic for "The Arts"; his travels for "The Arts"; critics he knew; his book on Thomas Eakins; his work with the Public Works of Art Project; political problems with government support of the arts in the 1930s through the 1950s; working as a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art; the problem of forgeries; the Whitney's relationship with other museums; and politics at the Whitney. He recalls Juliana Force, Forbes Watson, Alfred Stieglitz and Hamilton Easter Field.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lloyd Goodrich, 1962-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3197 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Location of original tape unknown.
Biography Note:
Lloyd Goodrich (1897-1987) was a museum director and art historian living in New York, New York.
Provenance:
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
Topic:
Art
Art and state
Art historians
Art museums
Interviews
Museum directors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13038
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212055
AAA_collcode_goodri62
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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