Oral history interview with Josephine Marie Caruso Castano regarding Giovanni (John) Castano, 1991 May 17
Castano, Josephine Marie Caruso, 1901-
Brown, Robert F.
Denhausen, Franz H.
Castano Galleries (Boston, Mass.)
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Transcript: 27 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 41 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Josephine Marie Caruso Castano regarding her husband, painter and art dealer Giovanni (John) Castano, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art.
Castano discusses her childhood and marriage to Giovanni (John) Castano; his career in Cincinnati as a scene painter for the local opera company; moving to Boston circa 1930; his career there as an art dealer, owner of Castano Galleries, and an agent for Wildenstein and Knoedler's; his work as a teacher and painting restorer; the sculptor Franz Denghausen; and passing references to various painters, museum personnel, and art dealers.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Josephine Marie Caruso Castano regarding Giovanni (John) Castano, 1991 May 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Josephine Marie Caruso Castano is the widow of painter and art dealer Giovanni (John) Castano.
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 administrators.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001