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Interviewee:
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Swenson, Kathryn  Search this
Wilson, Robert  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Names:
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977  Search this
MacAgy, Jermayne, 1914-1964  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Extent:
62 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1984 Aug. 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Marc Moldawer, Kathryn Swenson, and Robert Wilson conducted 1984 Aug. 15, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Moldawer, Swenson, and Wilson speak of the art scene in Houston in the 1950s and how each came to be involved in it; the development of the New Arts Gallery; artists whose work was shown in the early days of the gallery; problems in collecting; the closing of the New Arts Gallery; the relationship between art and architecture; Houston as an arts community; ethnic exhibits; definitions of art. They recall Jermayne MacAgy, Forrest Bess, and Dominique de Menil.
Biographical / Historical:
Marc Moldawer (1922-2007), Kathry Swennson, and Robert Wilson are art dealers from Houston, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 38 min.
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.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.moldaw84
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moldaw84