An interview of John Gernand conducted 1979 Jan. 18-Feb. 14, by Julia Haifley, for the Archives of American Art.
Gernand discusses growing up in Washington, D.C., working at the Phillips Collection for 40 years and recollections of Duncan Phillips, and the Washington art scene.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Gernand, 1979 Jan. 18-Feb. 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
John Gernard (1913-1990) was a painter from Washington, D.C.
These interviews are 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