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Oral history interview with Rosamond Forbes Pickhardt, 1995 Feb. 13

Interviewee:
Pickhardt, Rosamond Forbes, 1908-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Zimmerman, Harold K.  Search this
Ross, Denman Waldo  Search this
Pickhardt, Carl E.  Search this
Forbes, Edward Waldo  Search this
Iacovleff, Alexandre  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)  Search this
Rosenberg, Jakob  Search this
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney)  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rosamond Forbes Pickhardt, 1995 Feb. 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Authors -- Massachusetts -- Sherborn -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12965
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215823
AAA_collcode_pickha95
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Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215823
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Oral history interview with Rosamond Forbes Pickhardt

Interviewee:
Pickhardt, Rosamond Forbes, 1908-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969  Search this
Iacovleff, Alexandre, 1887-1938  Search this
Pickhardt, Carl E.  Search this
Rosenberg, Jakob, 1893-  Search this
Ross, Denman Waldo, 1853-1935  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965  Search this
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Zimmerman, Harold K., 1905-1941  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette ((90 min.), analog.)
35 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1995 Feb. 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Rosamond Forbes Pickhardt conducted 1995 Feb. 13, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Pickhardt recalls her childhood as the daughter of Edward Waldo Forbes, long-time director of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University (1909-1944) and Margaret Laighton; her early schooling and early interest in art; her family's 11-month stay in Europe in 1922, with the young Daniel Varney Thompson acting as her father's understudy, and during the time her father studied painting with Alexander Iacovleff in Paris; spending several weeks at the Villa Curonia, near Florence, where many art world figures visited. Pickhardt remembers Paul Sachs who, upon coming to the Fogg, encouraged her to go into museum work; Eric Schroeder, a specialist in Near Eastern art and a life-long friend; Frederick "Ted" Grace, a scholar of classical art who had been groomed by Edward Forbes and Paul Sachs to succeed them as director of the Fogg but who was killed during World War II; Jakob Rosenberg, a German refugee scholar; Deman Ross; Harold Zimmerman with whom she studied drawing; Langdon Warner, a scholar of Asiatic art and one of her father's oldest friends; Kingsley Porter; and Mark Tobey with whom she studied. Pickhardt talks about her third marriage to Carl Pickhardt in 1953 and their life-long ties with the Forbes family.
Biographical / Historical:
Rosamond Forbes Pichardt (1908-2004) was a writer from Sherborn, Mass.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 28 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Authors -- Massachusetts -- Sherborn -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.pickha95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c6339175-0bcb-40a6-a43a-aac58b7fbc0d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pickha95
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