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Oral history interview with John Clancy, 1970 July 10

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Interviewee:
Clancy, John, 1897-1981
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Subject:
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim
Hopper, Edward
Rehn, Frank Knox Morton
Watkins, Franklin Chenault
Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 26 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 16 min.
Summary:
Interview of John Clancy conducted 1970 July 10, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Clancy speaks of Frank K. M. Rehn and his background; the beginnings of the Rehn Gallery; his own background; joining the gallery and working for Frank Rehn; artists associated with the gallery; the effect of the Depression on the gallery; how artists and works of art were selected; reasons for the success of the Rehn Gallery; the gallery's future. He recalls Edward Hopper, Charles Burchfield, and Franklin Watkins.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Clancy, 1970 July 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
John C. Clancy (1897-1981) was the director of the Rehn Gallery in New York, New York.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Art, American
Depressions
Gallery directors
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12043
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212584
AAA_collcode_clancy70
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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