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Oral history interview with Martha Jackson, 1969 May 23

Catalog Data

Jackson, Martha Kellogg, 1907-1969  Search this
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
82 Pages, Transcript
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
An interview of Martha Jackson conducted 1969 May 23, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Jackson speaks of becoming interested in art while living in Baltimore; buying her first painting, a gouache by Marc Chagall; moving to New York City and getting active in collecting art; going to Hans Hofmann's school; opening her gallery in New York in 1953; art as an investment; early shows at her gallery; struggling financially; books and film and their relationship to art; politics and art and their relationship; the psychology of art buying and collecting; the European art market for American art; and her goals for her gallery.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Martha Jackson, 1969 May 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4210 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Item is a transcript.
Location of Originals:
Location of original tape unknown.
Biography Note:
Martha Kellogg Jackson (1907-1969) was an art dealer in New York, New York.
Language Note:
English .
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art and literature  Search this
Art and motion pictures  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Women art dealers  Search this
Women  Search this
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art