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Oral history interview with Raymond E. Lewis, 1981 Dec. 7-1982 Jan. 7

Interviewee:
Lewis, R. E. (Raymond E.)  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Childs Gallery  Search this
R. E. Lewis, Inc.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Prints -- Collectors and collecting -- California  Search this
Art dealers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12801
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211967
AAA_collcode_lewis81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211967

R. E. Lewis gallery records

Creator:
R. E. Lewis, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Lewis, R. E.  Search this
Extent:
318 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1981
Scope and Contents:
53 illustrated, annotated gallery print catalogs, 1967-1981; 223 annotated gallery lists, October 1952-October 1981; and 42 exhibition announcements, 1952-1971.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery, founded in 1952 by Raymond E. Lewis, specializes in prints.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1982 by R. E. Lewis.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art dealers  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- San Rafael
Identifier:
AAA.relewisg
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-relewisg

Oral history interview with Raymond E. Lewis

Interviewee:
Lewis, R. E.  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Childs Gallery  Search this
R. E. Lewis, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
63 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 Dec. 7-1982 Jan. 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Raymond E. Lewis conducted 1981 Dec. 7-1982 Jan. 7, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Lewis speaks of his childhood in New York, moving to California, his early plans to become a veterinarian, his education in art history at Berkeley, and teaching art in high schools. He discusses his move to Boston and work at Childs Gallery; his 1952 return to California, where he started his own print gallery; collectors who became clients of the print shop; lack of coverage of the graphic arts in art history education; the differences between "old masters" galleries and contemporary art galleries; and the importance of hands-on experience with prints.
Biographical / Historical:
Raymond Lewis is an art dealer from San Rafael, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 41 min.
Provenance:
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 others.
Restrictions:
Use requires appointment
Topic:
Prints -- Collectors and collecting -- California  Search this
Art dealers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lewis81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lewis81

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