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Oral history interview with Sam Maitin, 1991July 24

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Interviewee:
Maitin, Samuel C. (Samuel Calman), 1928-2004
Interviewer:
Hunter, Anne S.
Subject:
Brady, Luther W.
Goodman, Ronald
McNulty, Kneeland
Philadelphia Museum of Art.School of Industrial Art
Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript 238 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 38 min.
Summary:
An interview of Samuel C. Maitin conducted 1991 July 24, by Anne Schuster Hunter, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Maitin discusses his Russian Jewish family background; his early life in Philadelphia; art studies at the Philadelphia Museum school of Industrial Art and the University of Pennsylvania; exhibitions of his work at the Print Club of Philadelphia; printmaking techniques, typography, advertising work and posters he designed; his Guggenheim fellowship and working with Ronald Goodman; commissions including a mural for the Children's Hospital, Philadelphia; and the Philadelphia art scene. He recalls collector Luther Brady and print curator Kneeland (Ding) McNulty.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Sam Maitin, 1991July 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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:
Samuel C. Maitin (1928-2004) was a printmaker, painter, and sculptor) from Philadelphia, Pa.
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 administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art schools
Interviews
Printmakers
Prints
Prints
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12054
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214618
AAA_collcode_maitin91
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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