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Oral history interview with Marc Moldawer, Kathryn Swenson, and Robert Wilson, 1984 Aug. 15

Interviewee:
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Swenson, Kathryn  Search this
Wilson, Robert  Search this
Bess, Forrest  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
MacAgy, Jermayne  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12680
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213254
AAA_collcode_moldaw84
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213254

Oral history interview with Marc Moldawer, Kathryn Swenson, and Robert Wilson

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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f4f89446-bd75-43a9-8661-0560386162f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moldaw84
Online Media:

James W. Boynton papers, 1951-1984

Creator:
Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010  Search this
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010  Search this
Subject:
Calcagno, Lawrence  Search this
Calhoun, Haydon  Search this
Leavin, Margo  Search this
Long, Meredith  Search this
Love, Jim  Search this
Smith, Hassel  Search this
Staempfli, George W.  Search this
Stout, Richard  Search this
Swenson, Kathryn  Search this
Taub, John B.  Search this
Barthelme, Donald  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6821
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208948
AAA_collcode_boynjame
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208948

James W. Boynton papers

Creator:
Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010  Search this
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
Names:
Barthelme, Donald  Search this
Calcagno, Lawrence, 1913-  Search this
Calhoun, Haydon  Search this
Leavin, Margo  Search this
Long, Meredith, 1928-  Search this
Love, Jim, 1927-  Search this
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Staempfli, George W.  Search this
Stout, Richard, 1934-  Search this
Swenson, Kathryn  Search this
Taub, John B.  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Items (linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1984
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information; printed materials; correspondence; photographs; a 30-second film; and price lists.
REEL 3476: Biographical data; a letter to Boynton from Bill Jacklin; handwritten drafts of letters to Mimi Crosley; a price list of works by Boynton; an unsigned agreement from the Bolles Gallery, San Francisco; exhibition announcements, catalogs, and invitations, 1952-1984; newspaper and magazine clippings, 1951-1983; photographs of Boynton and his works; and ca. 100 drawings.
REELS 1781-1782: Business and personal correspondence with Haydon Calhoun, Margo Leavin, Meredith Long, George W. Staempfli, the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, John B. Taub, and others; fellowship and job applications; 34 sketches; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings and other printed material. Also includes a 30-second film concerning Boynton's commissioned work for the Houston National Bank (not microfilmed).
REEL 1781, frames 450-632: Letters from friends and artists, including Donald Barthelme, Lawrence Calcagno, Jim Love, Hassel and Donna Smith, Richard Stout and Kathryn Swenson.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and printmaker; Houston, Tex. Nickname is Jack.
Provenance:
Lent and donated by Jack Boynton, 1979.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Painting, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.boynjame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b6179571-871f-4d54-8f76-afada7c666e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-boynjame

Swenson, Kathryn

Collection Artist:
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1972
Scope and Contents:
New Arts Gallery owner/director. Refers to gift of box, "Lucille Grahn," as well as other gifts.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the collection requires an advanced appointment. Contact collection staff at least two weeks prior to preferred date, at AmericanArtCornellStudy@si.edu.

Series 9: Artifacts and Ephemera, Series 13: Personal Library and Book Collection, and Series 14: Record Album Collection, are still undergoing processing and preservation and may not be available for research use. Record albums are unavailable for playback. Contact collection staff for full lists of publications and record albums.
Collection Rights:
Unpublished materials are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Collection Citation:
Joseph Cornell Study Center collection, 1750-1980, bulk 1930-1972. Joseph Cornell Study Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
See more items in:
Joseph Cornell Study Center Collection
Joseph Cornell Study Center Collection / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ih756e87bb4-1f44-4474-97b1-776053712da4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-jcsc-1-ref1403

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