Oral history interview with Vera List, 1973 Jan. 9
List, Vera G., 1908-2002
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Solomon, Alan R.
List, Albert A.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Whitney Museum of American Art
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 35 p.
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 22 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Vera List conducted 1973 Jan. 9, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. List speaks of her early life and family; her family's interests in art; her marriage to Albert List; living in Cleveland, New York, and Connecticut; starting her collection of paintings and sculpture; her purchases of works by young artists; and the personal and emotional reasons for collecting. She discusses her affiliation with the Jewish Museum, Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum, and she recalls Alan Solomon, George Segal, and Albert A. List.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Vera List, 1973 Jan. 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Vera List Patron (1908-2002) was a collector from Byram, Conn.
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