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Oral history interview with Abraham Walkowitz

Interviewee:
Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965  Search this
Interviewer:
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974  Search this
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Names:
"291" (Gallery)  Search this
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Society of Independent Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bliss, Lizzie P. (Lizzie Plummer), 1864-1931  Search this
Boswell, Peyton, 1904-  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Monet, Claude, 1840-1926  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Extent:
66 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1958 December 8-22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Abraham Walkowitz conducted by Abram Lerner and Mary Bartlett Cowdrey for the Archives of American Art.
Walkowitz discusses his childhood and schooling; travelling abroad; influence of Claude Monet exhibit; his book, "Artists of Walkowitz: 100 Portraits"; Paul Cezanne's death; meeting artists in Europe; his 1908 exhibition of modern art at the Julius Haas Gallery, New York; getting Max Weber a show at the Haas Gallery; Steiglitz and his "291" Gallery; the Armory Show, especially the roles of Arthur B. Davies, Walt Kuhn, and Walter Pach; reactions to Nude Descending a Staircase; the Society of Independent Artists; thoughts on criticism of his work; his relationship with the critic Peyton Boswell; the importance in his work of dancer Isadora Duncan; opinions on American art, modern art, art schools, students and patrons; good art versus bad art; and the role of critics. Among others he recalls are Lizzie Bliss, William Merritt Chase, Kenyon Cox, The Eight, Jacob Epstein, Childe Hassam, and Georgia O'Keeffe.
Biographical / Historical:
Abraham Walkowitz (1880-1965) was a painter in New York, New York.
General:
Sound has been lost on tape reels; reels discarded.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art critics  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.walkow58
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw986f86904-6674-4d01-85b2-1e29fcc0b3a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-walkow58
Online Media:

Isadora Duncan : muse of modernism / co-curators, Kim Marie Johnson and Kristine Potter ; [essay by Kay Bardsley]

Title:
Muse of modernism
Author:
Johnson, Kim Marie  Search this
Potter, Kristine  Search this
Bardsley, Kay  Search this
Georgia Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
[1998]
Topic:
Dancers in art  Search this
Dancers  Search this
Call number:
N8217.D3 I83 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_620072

Isadora : a sensational life / Peter Kurth

Author:
Kurth, Peter  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 652 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Dancers  Search this
Call number:
CT275.D893 K87 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_633128

Bourdelle et la danse; Isadora et Nijinsky

Author:
Bourdelle, Emile Antoine 1861-1929  Search this
Aveline, Claude 1901-1992  Search this
Dufet, Michel  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Nijinsky, Waslaw 1890-1950  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) illus. 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Call number:
NC248.B59 A95
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_668932

The search for Isadora : the legend & legacy of Isadora Duncan / Lillian Loewenthal

Author:
Loewenthal, Lillian  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 225 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Dancers  Search this
Call number:
CT275.D893 L82 1993
CT275.D893L82 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_443988

My life / Isadora Duncan

Author:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Physical description:
359 p., 4 leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1927
C1927
Topic:
Dancers  Search this
Call number:
CT275.D893 A1m
CT275.D893A1m
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_354872

The untold story; the life of Isadora Duncan, 1921-1927, by Mary Desti ..

Author:
Desti, Mary  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Physical description:
xiv p., 1 l., 17-281 p. front., plates, ports., facsims. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1929
Call number:
CT275.D893 D4
CT275.D893D4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_356108

After Egypt : Isadora Duncan & Mary Cassatt / Millicent Dillon

Author:
Dillon, Millicent  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 403 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Dancers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Call number:
CT275.D893 D5 1990
CT275.D893D5 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_391958

Isadora : a revolutionary in art and love

Author:
Macdougall, Allan Ross 1893-  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Physical description:
296 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960]
Call number:
GV1785.D8M26X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_182833

Isadora Duncan : her life, her art, her legacy. Illustrated with photos. and drawings

Author:
Terry, Walter  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 174 p. : ill., ports., facsim. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
[1964, c1963]
Call number:
GV1785.D8T4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_182836

Isadora Duncan in her dances, by Abraham Walkowitz, with introductions by Maria-Theresa, Carl Van Vechten, Mary Fanton Roberts [and others] ... Included are dance sequence drawings of ballet, Agna Enters, Martha Graham, a group of pupils of Isadora, and drawings against war and fascism by Walkowitz, with an introduction by Konrad Bercovici ..

Author:
Walkowitz, Abraham 1880-1965  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Physical description:
12, [20] p. illus. 28 x 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1945
[1945]
Call number:
GV1785.D8W3x
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_186016

Isadora Duncan's Russian days and her last years in France / by Irma Duncan and Allan Ross Macdougall

Author:
Duncan, Irma  Search this
Macdougall, Allan Ross 1893-  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Physical description:
384 p., [9] leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1919
1929
Topic:
Dancers  Search this
Call number:
GV1785.D8 D8 1929
GV1785.D8D8 1929
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_186532

"Your Isadora": the love story of Isadora Duncan & Gordon Craig. Edited, with a connecting text, by Francis Steegmuller

Author:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Craig, Edward Gordon 1872-1966  Search this
Steegmuller, Francis 1906-1994  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 399 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1974
[1974]
Topic:
Dancers  Search this
Call number:
CT275.D893 A1
CT275.D893A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_40851

Lovely Isadora / Lois Rather

Author:
Rather, Lois 1905-  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Physical description:
124 p. ; 27 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1976
Topic:
Dancers  Search this
Call number:
CT275.D893 R2
CT275.D893 R2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_85669

The real Isadora

Author:
Seroff, Victor Ilyitch 1902-1979  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Physical description:
441 p. illus., ports. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
Call number:
CT275.D893 S4
CT275.D893S4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_8888

Line dance : Abraham Walkowitz's drawings of Isadora Duncan : University Gallery, University of Delaware, October 19 through December 17, 2000

Title:
Abraham Walkowitz's drawings of Isadora Duncan
Author:
Walkowitz, Abraham 1880-1965  Search this
University of Delaware University Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Walkowitz, Abraham 1880-1965  Search this
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
University of Delaware University Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 45 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Portraits
Place:
United States
Delaware
Newark
Date:
2000
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1052174

Modern gestures : Abraham Walkowitz draws Isadora Duncan dancing / Ann Cooper Albright

Title:
Abraham Walkowitz draws Isadora Duncan dancing
Author:
Albright, Ann Cooper  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham 1880-1965  Search this
Subject:
Walkowitz, Abraham 1880-1965 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Duncan, Isadora 1877-1927  Search this
Physical description:
81 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Portraits
Date:
2010
Topic:
Dance in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_968260

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