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Oral history interview with Nathan Halper, 1980 July 8-Aug. 14

view Oral history interview with Nathan Halper, 1980 July 8-Aug. 14 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Halper, Nathan, 1907-1983
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Dickinson, Edwin Walter
Hawthorne, Charles Webster
Hofmann, Hans
Kootz, Samuel Melvin
Motherwell, Robert Burns
Beachcombers (Organization)
H.C. Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.)
H.C.E. Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Massachusetts
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound cassette and 1 sound tape reel ;
Transcription: 125 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An Interview of Nathan Halper conducted 1980 July 8-1980 Aug. 14, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Halper speaks of his family background and early interest in art; the beginning of his painting career; getting involved with the Beachcombers; the art scene in Provincetown in the 1930s and 1940s; his circle of artist friends; and Hans Hofmann's influence. Halper also speaks of his experiences with his own gallery, H.C. and H.C.E. Gallery. He recalls Edwin Dickinson, Charles Webster Hawthorne, Sam Kootz, and Robert Motherwell.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Nathan Halper, 1980 July 8-Aug. 14. 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:
Nathan Halper (1907-1983) was an art dealer, writer, and James Joyce scholar from Provincetown, Mass.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art dealers
Art galleries, Commercial
Art, American
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12805
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212704
AAA_collcode_halper80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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