Oral history interview with John Clancy, 1970 July 10
Clancy, John, 1897-1981
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim
Watkins, Franklin Chenault
Rehn, Frank Knox Morton
Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries
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Transcript: 26 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 16 min.
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.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Clancy, 1970 July 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
John C. Clancy (1897-1981) was the director of the Rehn Gallery in New York, New York.
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