Oral history interview with Estelle Gross, 1989 Apr. 5
Gross, Estelle Shane, 1929-1992
Lueders, Jimmy C.
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette
Weidner, Roswell T.
Gross McCleaf Gallery
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Sound recording 2 sound cassettes
Transcript 61 p.
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Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
An interview of Estelle Gross conducted 1989 Apr. 5, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Gross speaks of her background and education; opening the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia; the artists represented, including Larry Day, Edith Emerson, Violet Oakley, Humbert Howard, Jimmy Lueders, Jane Piper, Carroll Tyson, Roswell Weidner, Harold Weston, Arthur B. Carles, and Hobson Pittman; the Philadelphia art scene including other galleries, the art press, collectors and changes over the past twenty years. Gross also discusses her studies under Hobson Pittman.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Estelle Gross, 1989 Apr. 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript: microfilm reel 4777 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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.
Estelle Shane Gross (1929-1992) was a gallery director of Philadelphia, Pa.
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