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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-walkow58
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Memorandum certifying Henry Fitch Taylor as Secretary of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Subject:
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1914 July 3
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12777
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Virginia Teague papers relating to the Armory Show, 1913-1962, bulk 1913-1917
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12777

Walt Kuhn letter to LaSalle Spier

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Spier, LaSalle  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
between 1909 and 1949
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14061
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LaSalle Spier papers, 1929-1945
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14061

Walt Kuhn letter to LaSalle Spier

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Spier, LaSalle  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1945 July 10
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14062
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LaSalle Spier papers, 1929-1945
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14062
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Walt Kuhn to Eloise Spaeth

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Spaeth, Eloise O., 1902-1998  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
between 1937 and 1949
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3221
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Eloise and Otto Spaeth papers, 1937-1983
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_3221
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Walt Kuhn to Eloise Spaeth

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Spaeth, Eloise O., 1902-1998  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1944 September 12
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5702
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Eloise and Otto Spaeth papers, 1937-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5702

Walt Kuhn, Paris, France letter to Vera Kuhn, Chevy Chase, Md.

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Kuhn, Vera  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Subject:
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1912 Oct 28
Topic:
Art market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14046
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14046
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Walt Kuhn letter to Walter Pach

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Subject:
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1912 Dec 12
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14047
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14047
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Association of American Painters and Sculptors meeting minutes

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Subject:
MacRae, Elmer Livingston  Search this
Myers, Jerome  Search this
Taylor, Henry Fitch  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1911 Dec. 19-1912 Jan. 2
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14154
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14154

Arthur B. Davies letter to Walt Kuhn

Creator:
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Subject:
Deusser, August  Search this
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Internationale Kunstausstellung des Sonderbundes Westdeutscher Kunstfreunde und Künstler (1912 : Cologne, Germany)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1912 Sept. 2
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14167
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14167
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Arthur B. Davies letter to Walt Kuhn

Creator:
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Subject:
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1912 Oct.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14168
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14168
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Walt Kuhn letter to Walter Pach

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Subject:
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1912 Dec. 12
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14169
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14169
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Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen) Davies letter to Walt Kuhn

Creator:
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Subject:
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1912 Oct. 10
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14482
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14482
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Walt Kuhn and Arthur Davies letter to Walter Pach

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Subject:
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1912 Nov.?
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14483
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14483
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Walt Kuhn postcard to Vera Kuhn

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Kuhn, Vera  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Subject:
Munch, Edvard  Search this
Kölner Dom  Search this
Internationale Kunstausstellung des Sonderbundes Westdeutscher Kunstfreunde und Künstler (1912 : Cologne, Germany)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Cologne, Germany
Date:
1912 Sept. 30
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14484
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14484
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Walt Kuhn letter to Vera Kuhn

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Kuhn, Vera  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Subject:
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Berlin, Germany
The Hague, Netherlands
Date:
1912 Oct. 8
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14498
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14498
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Walt Kuhn letter to Vera Kuhn

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Kuhn, Vera  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Subject:
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Armory Show (1913 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1912 Nov. 11
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14499
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14499
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Walt Kuhn postcard to Vera Kuhn

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Kuhn, Vera  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Subject:
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1912 Nov.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14500
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14500
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Walt Kuhn list of works by Matisse and Picasso for the Armory Show

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Subject:
Matisse, Henri  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1912-1913
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14501
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14501
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The story of the Armory Show

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Subject:
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1938
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14549
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14549

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