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Oral history interview with Eleanor Ward, 1972 February 8

Interviewee:
Ward, Eleanor, 1912-1984
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Subject:
Cornell, Joseph
Warhol, Andy
Stable Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 16 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 13 min.
Summary:
An interview of Eleanor Ward conducted 1972 February 8, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Ward speaks of her family background and early interest in art; starting the Stable Gallery; the first Stable Annual Exhibition, 1953; Abstract Expressionist artists she showed; the success of the Stable Gallery's shows; her own collection; collectors; the gallery's move to 74th Street; the gallery scene in New York; finding new artists; the influence of critics; the reasons for the closing of the Stable Gallery. She recalls Joseph Cornell, Andy Warhol, and other artists.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Eleanor Ward, 1972 February 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Eleanor Ward (1912-1984) was an art dealer from New York, N.Y.
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 dealers
Art galleries, Commercial
Art, American
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11677
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216503
AAA_collcode_ward72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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