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Oral history interview with Vera List, 1973 Jan. 9

view Oral history interview with Vera List, 1973 Jan. 9 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
List, Vera G., 1908-2002
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Subject:
List, Albert A.
Segal, George
Solomon, Alan R.
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Whitney Museum of American Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Transcript: 35 p.
General Note:
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.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Vera List, 1973 Jan. 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Vera List Patron (1908-2002) was a collector from Byram, Conn.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art patrons
Art, American
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13029
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212869
AAA_collcode_list73
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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