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Oral history interview with Joan Ankrum, 1997 November 5-1998 February 4

view Oral history interview with Joan Ankrum, 1997 November 5-1998 February 4 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Ankrum, Joan, 1913-2001
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
Subject:
Ankrum, Morris
Broderson, Morris Gaylord
Feitelson, Lorser
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.
Jackson, Martha Kellogg
Lundeberg, Helen
Zeitlin, Jake
Ankrum Gallery
Pasadena Playhouse
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Transcript: 195 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 24 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 50 min.
Summary:
An interview of Joan Ankrum conducted 1997 November 5-1998 February 4, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Pasadena, California.
Ankrum discusses her status as a role model for women due to her independence in leaving a difficult marriage and establishing a new career; her theater and film career and association with the Pasadena Playhouse; her discovery of Morris Broderson, the hearing-impaired nephew of her husband Morris Ankrum; encouraging Broderson's artistic talent and efforts to help him learn to speak and interact socially; her career as director of the Ankrum Gallery in Los Angeles and the artists, collectors and dealers she became involved with, among them Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg, Joseph Hirshhorn, Martha Jackson and Jake Zeitlin.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Joan Ankrum, 1997 November 5-1998 February 4. 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:
Joan Ankrum (1913-2001) was a gallery owner from Los Angeles, California.
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 dealers
Deaf artists
Hearing impaired
Interviews
Sound recordings
Women art dealers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12691
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216355
AAA_collcode_ankrum97
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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