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Oral history interview with Elisabeth D. Model, 1977 May 19

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Interviewee:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993
Interviewer:
McNaught, William
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 25 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 8 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Elisabeth D. Model conducted 1977 May 19, by William McNaught, for the Archives of American Art.
Model speaks of early mentors and friendships with sculptor Moissi Kogan, author Herman Hesse, art dealer Jacques Goudstikker, and others. She recalls visits with artists and collectors, including Aristide Maillol, Charles Despiau, Jacob Epstein, and Jean Paul Getty. She also describes several events, such as the Han van Meegeren art forgeries, her family's escape to New York during WW II, and her career successes.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Elisabeth D. Model, 1977 May 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the transcription of this interview provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Women's Committee. 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:
Elisabeth D. Model (1897-1993) was a painter and sculptor from New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is 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:
Interviews
Painters
Painting, Modern
Sculptors
Sound recordings
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12995
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212906
AAA_collcode_model77
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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