Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1963 March 13
Bouché, Louis George, 1896-1969
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995
Freytag-Loringhoven, Elsa von
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art
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Transcript: 53 pages
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.
An interview of Louis Bouché conducted on 1963 March 13, by William E. Woolfenden, for the Archives of American Art.
Bouché speaks of the Penguin Club, including Walt Kuhn's leadership, artists' balls, banquets and sketch classes; European artists at the Penguin Club including Jules Pascin, Albert Gleizes, and others; his association with the Daniel Gallery; his "lace curtain period"; his art education; teaching; working at Wanamaker's and the Folsom Gallery; Walter Arensberg's parties; and his father, Henri's career as a designer. Bouché recalls Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Wood Gaylor, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, John Quinn, and others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1963 March 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.
Louis Bouché (1896-1969) was a painter and teacher from New York, New York.
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001