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Oral history interview with Raquel Rabinovich

Interviewee:
Rabinovich, Raquel, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-  Search this
Names:
Hispanic American Arts Center (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Station Hill Press  Search this
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827  Search this
Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986  Search this
Braque, Georges, 1882-1963  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Del Giocondo, Lisa, 1479-  Search this
Denes, Agnes  Search this
Farina, Ernesto, 1912-  Search this
Herzberg, Julia P.  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Kelly, Robert, 1956-  Search this
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924  Search this
Lhote, André, 1885-1962  Search this
Maggi, Marco, 1957-  Search this
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004  Search this
Mondolfo, Rodolfo, 1877-1976  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005  Search this
Perón, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Quasha, George  Search this
Rockburne, Dorothea  Search this
Schwabsky, Barry  Search this
Stein, Charles, 1944-  Search this
Strauss, David Levi  Search this
Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660  Search this
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Zimmer, William, 1946-2007  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (3 hr., 6 min.), digital, wav)
64 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Argentina -- Description and Travel
Denmark -- Copenhagen -- Description and Travel
Egypt -- description and travel
France -- Paris -- Description and Travel
India -- description and travel
Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
Nepal -- Description and Travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Thailand -- description and travel
Date:
2012 September 25 and October 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Raquel Rabinovich conducted 2012 September 25 and October 9, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Rabinovich's home, in Rhinebeck, New York.
Rabinovich speaks of growing up in Argentina; becoming aware of art; reproductions and books; European art; her Jewish heritage; her parents moving to Argentina before World War I; Jewish persecution; her parents' background; living in Cordoba; speaking Spanish and Yiddish growing up; quiet reflections; church; art exposure; traveling and moving to Paris; the influence of Ernesto Farina; Peron's dictatorship and rebellion; attending medical school and the call of art; political activities and spending time in jail; meeting Jose and moving to Scotland; Paris and exposure to artwork; teachings of Andre Lhote; her early works; abstraction; painting; the Mona Lisa; darkness and light; "The Dark is Light Enough"; exposure to literature and poetry; living in Copenhagen; meeting Jorge Luis Borges; the Book of Sand; her siblings; her children and her relationship to them; staying up to date with current events; libraries and a lack of books growing up; meditation; texture and the monochromatic works; interest in Jasper Johns' work; meeting Jasper Johns; living in New York; trip to Machu Picchu and spending the night outdoors; "Cloister, Crossing, Passageway 1.32"; glassworks and transparency; exhibiting artwork; her divorce; Rodolfo Mondolfo; environment and exposure; quiet contemplation; spending time with artwork; commissioned work near High Falls; "River Library"; libraries as places of knowledge; minimalism; the 1980s; her daughter's wedding and her relationship with Jose; stones; traveling to Nepal, Thailand, India, and Egypt; temples; Buddhism; "Chhodrtens"; garbhagrihas; NEA fellowship and residency in Paris; "Thrones for the Gods"; INTAR Gallery; "Gateless Gates"; artifacts; Pabhavikas sculpture; Charles Stein; Linda Weintraub; George Quasha; Station Hill Press; "Enfolded Darkness" and "Light Unworn". Rabinovich also recalls Baron Hughes, Beethoven, Lenin, Diego Velazquez, Andre Lhote, Mondrian, Picasso, Braque, David Levi Straus, Robert Kelly, Cezanne, Philip Pavia, Agnes Martin, Dorothea Rockburne, Barry Schwabsky, Bill Zimmer, Agnes Denes, Louisa Valenzuela, Julia Herzberg, and Marco Maggi.
Biographical / Historical:
Raquel Rabinovich (1929- ) is a painter and sculptor in Rhinebeck, New York. James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator from New York, New York.
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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Political activists  Search this
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Function:
Libraries
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.rabino12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rabino12
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Raquel Rabinovich, 2012 September 25 and October 9

Interviewee:
Rabinovich, Raquel, 1929-  Search this
Rabinovich, Raquel, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Beethoven, Ludwig van  Search this
Borges, Jorge Luis  Search this
Braque, Georges  Search this
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Del Giocondo, Lisa  Search this
Denes, Agnes  Search this
Farina, Ernesto  Search this
Herzberg, Julia P.  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Kelly, Robert  Search this
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich  Search this
Lhote, André  Search this
Maggi, Marco  Search this
Martin, Agnes  Search this
Mondolfo, Rodolfo  Search this
Mondrian, Piet  Search this
Pavia, Philip  Search this
Perón, Juan Domingo  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Quasha, George  Search this
Rockburne, Dorothea  Search this
Schwabsky, Barry  Search this
Stein, Charles  Search this
Strauss, David Levi  Search this
Velázquez, Diego  Search this
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Zimmer, William  Search this
Hispanic American Arts Center (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Station Hill Press  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Argentina -- Description and travel
Denmark -- Copenhagen -- Description and travel
Egypt -- description and travel
France -- Paris -- description and travel
India -- description and travel
Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
Nepal -- description and travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel
Thailand -- description and travel
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16067
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)338396
AAA_collcode_rabino12
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_338396
Online Media:

Weintraub, Linda

Collection Creator:
Henri Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 48, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1979
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Henri Gallery records, circa early 1900s, 1940-1996, bulk 1957-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Henri Gallery records
Henri Gallery records / Series 2: Alphabetical Files / 2.1: Name Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-henrgall-ref1101

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1965
Image number:
JUL J0109353
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_109354

World War II through the eyes of Thomas Hart Benton / organized by Jean Williams-Sherrill ; with essays by Linda Weintraub and John Barnett

Author:
Benton, Thomas Hart 1889-1975  Search this
Williams-Sherrill, Jean  Search this
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Barnett, John  Search this
Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum  Search this
Navy Art Collection (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Benton, Thomas Hart 1889-1975  Search this
United States Navy Pictorial works Exhibitions  Search this
Navy Art Collection (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
[1991?]
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.B475 M3 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_427270

In the making : creative options for contemporary art / Linda Weintraub

Author:
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Physical description:
415 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_772131

Raquel Rabinovich : the dark is the source of light / texts by Linda Weintraub, George Quasha

Title:
Dark is the source of light
Author:
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Rabinovich, Raquel 1929-  Search this
Quasha, George  Search this
Subject:
Rabinovich, Raquel 1929-  Search this
Physical description:
46 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
C1996
Call number:
N40.1.R05 W45 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_622783

Animal, anima, animus / edited by Marketta Seppälä, Jari-Pekka Vanhala and Linda Weintraub

Author:
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Seppälä, Marketta 1952-  Search this
Vanhala, Jari-Pekka  Search this
Pori Taidemuseon  Search this
Finnish Fund for Art Exchange  Search this
Physical description:
283 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
Topic:
Animals in art  Search this
Human-animal relationships  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N7660 .A58 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_624885

Art on the edge and over : searching for art's meaning in contemporary society, 1970s-1990s / Linda Weintraub, Arthur Danto, Thomas McEvilley

Title:
Searching for art's meaning in contemporary society, 1970s-1990s
Author:
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Danto, Arthur C. 1924-2013  Search this
McEvilley, Thomas 1939-2013  Search this
Physical description:
264 p. : ill., (part col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
C1996
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .W45 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649293

Art what thou eat : images of food in American art / by Donna Gustafson ... [et al.] ; edited by Linda Weintraub, the Edith C. Blum Institute, Bard College

Author:
Gustafson, Donna  Search this
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Edith C. Blum Art Institute  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Food in art  Search this
Dinners and dining in art  Search this
Call number:
N6512.A763 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_408638

British pop prints / exhibition curators, Maurice Poirier and Linda Weintraub ; organized and published by Edith C. Blum Art Institute

Author:
Poirier, Maurice  Search this
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Edith C. Blum Art Institute  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1987
20th century
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Prints, British  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Call number:
NE628 .B86 1987
NE628.B86 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_431803

The Rebounding surface : a study of reflections in the work of nineteen contemporary artists : [exhibition] 15 August-24 September, 1982, Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Avery Center for the Arts, the Bard College Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY / curated by Linda Weintraub

Author:
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Edith C. Blum Art Institute  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Reflection (Optics) in art  Search this
Mirrors in art  Search this
Call number:
N6487.A53 E23 1982
N6487.A53E23 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450752

Pre-modern art of Vienna, 1848-1898 / edited by Leon Botstein and Linda Weintraub

Author:
Botstein, Leon  Search this
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Edith C. Blum Art Institute  Search this
De Pree Art Center & Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : ill. (some col.), plans, ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Austria
Vienna
Date:
1987
C1987
19th century
Topic:
Art, Austrian  Search this
Call number:
N6810.V5 P92 1987
N6810.V5P92 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_451800

Charmed places : Hudson River artists and their houses, studios, and vistas / edited and assembled by Sandra S. Phillips with the assistance of Linda Weintraub ; color photographs by Len Jenshel ; with essays by Albert Fein ... [et al.]

Author:
Phillips, Sandra S. 1945-  Search this
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
In art
Place:
Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
Date:
1988
19th century
Topic:
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Landscape painters--Homes and haunts  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1351.5.C47 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_359017

Process and product : the making of eight contemporary masterworks / Donald Burton Kuspit and Linda Weintraub ; photography by Douglas Baz ; organized by the Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Bard College Center

Author:
Kuspit, Donald B (Donald Burton) 1935-  Search this
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Baz, Douglas  Search this
Edith C. Blum Art Institute  Search this
Subject:
Bartlett, Jennifer 1941-  Search this
Golub, Leon 1922-2004  Search this
Katz, Alex 1927-  Search this
Paladino, Mimmo 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
125 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
C1987
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .K87 1987X
N6512.K87 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_390454

Thomas Hart Benton : chronicler of America's folk heritage / exhibition curator Linda Weintraub ; organized by the Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Milton and Sally Avery Art Center, Bard College Center

Author:
Benton, Thomas Hart 1889-1975  Search this
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Edith C. Blum Art Institute  Search this
Subject:
Benton, Thomas Hart 1889-1975  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
In art
Place:
United States
Date:
1984
[c1984]
Call number:
N40.1.B475 W4
N40.1.B475W4
ND237.B47A4 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_261658

The Maximal implications of the minimal line / exhibition curator, Linda Weintraub

Author:
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Edith C. Blum Art Institute  Search this
Physical description:
90 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
[c1985]
20th century
Topic:
Environment (Art)  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.E548M39 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_296205

To life! : eco art in pursuit of a sustainable planet / Linda Weintraub

Author:
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Physical description:
xxxv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2012
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Environment (Art)  Search this
Ecology in art  Search this
Environmental protection in art  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1015839

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