Oral history interview with Lawrence A. Fleischman, 1970 Feb. 28-Mar. 9
Fleischman, Lawrence Arthur, 1925-1997
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
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Sound recording: 2 sound tape reels ; 7 in.
Transcript: 88 p.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Lawrence A. Fleischman conducted 1970 Feb. 28-Mar. 9, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
He discusses a show of American Art in Russia; international reactions to American Art; working for the United States Information Agency; art in the White House; the expansion of the Detroit Institute of Art. He gives his opinion on the state of collecting and dealing; on different approaches to dealing; the academic world. He discusses Ivan Albright, John Baur, Mrs. Edsel Ford, Lloyd Goodrich, Edith Halpert, John Marin, Edgar P. Richardson, Ted Richardson, George Schreiber, Ben Shahn, Franklin Watkins, Bill Woolfenden, and others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lawrence A. Fleischman, 1970 Feb. 28-Mar. 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Lawrence A. Fleischman (1925-1997) was an art dealer, gallery owner, collector, and publisher; New York, N.Y.
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