Oral history interview with Robert Carlen, 1988 March 17
Carlen, Robert, 1906-1990
Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation
Pyramid Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Transcript: 10 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 28 min.
An interview of Robert Carlen conducted 1988 March 17, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art.
This interview was conducted as a follow-up to his 1985 interview with Catherine Stover. Carlen speaks of black artists in Philadelphia; various artists Carlen knew over the years; and the Carl Schurtz Foundation and the Pyramid Club.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert Carlen, 1988 March 17. 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.
Robert Carlen (1906-1990) was an art dealer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This interview is 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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001