Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Oral history interview with John Coplans, 1975 April 4-1977 August 4

view Oral history interview with John Coplans, 1975 April 4-1977 August 4 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Coplans, John Rivers, 1920-2003
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Subject:
Alloway, Lawrence
Blum, Irving
Fried, Michael
Hopps, Walter
Leider, Philip
Rose, Barbara
Artforum
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Transcript: 133 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 8 hr., 6 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of John Coplans conducted 1975 April. 4-1977 August 4, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art, in New York City.
Coplans speaks of his educational background; the founding and development of ARTFORUM magazine; ARTFORUM staff writers including Lawrence Alloway, Michael Fried, Philip Leider, and Barbara E. Rose; and the influence of Irving Blum and Walter Hopps on California artists and collectors. Coplans also discusses the art market in New York and in California, and talks about his career as a teacher, editor, gallery director, critic, and museum curator.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Coplans, 1975 April 4-1977 August 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on line.
Funding:
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:
John Coplans (1920- 2003) was an art administrator, editor, photograph, and educator of New York, New York. Born in London, England; died in Manhattan, New York.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art publishing
Arts administrators
Editors
Educators
Gallery directors
Interviews
Museum curators
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12787
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212318
AAA_collcode_coplan75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
Additional Online Media:

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Sound recordings
  • Transcripts
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Art
  • Arts administrators
  • Editors
  • Education
  • Gallery directors
  • Interviews
  • Museums
  • Sound recordings
  • Teachers
  • Art
  • Arts administrators
  • Editors
  • Education
  • Gallery directors
  • Interviews
  • Museums
  • Sound recordings
  • Teachers
  • Alloway, Lawrence
  • Artforum
  • Blum, Irving
  • Coplans, John Rivers
  • Cummings, Paul
  • Fried, Michael
  • Hopps, Walter
  • Leider, Philip
  • Rose, Barbara
  • Alloway, Lawrence
  • Artforum
  • Blum, Irving
  • Coplans, John Rivers
  • Cummings, Paul
  • Fried, Michael
  • Hopps, Walter
  • Leider, Philip
  • Rose, Barbara
  • Archives of American Art