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Oral history interview with Elisabeth D. Model

Interviewee:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
McNaught, William  Search this
Names:
Despiau, Charles, 1874-1946  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959  Search this
Getty, J. Paul (Jean Paul), 1892-1976  Search this
Goudstikker, Jacques, 1897-1940  Search this
Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962  Search this
Kogan, Moissey, 1879-1943  Search this
Maillol, Aristide, 1861-1944  Search this
Meegeren, Han van, 1889-1947  Search this
Extent:
25 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1977 May 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Elisabeth D. Model conducted 1977 May 19, by William McNaught, for the Archives of American Art.
Model speaks of early mentors and friendships with sculptor Moissey Kogan, author Herman Hesse, art dealer Jacques Goudstikker, and others. She recalls visits with artists and collectors, including Aristide Maillol, Charles Despiau, Jacob Epstein, and Jean Paul Getty. She also describes several events, such as the Han van Meegeren art forgeries, her family's escape to New York during WW II, and her career successes.
Biographical / Historical:
Elisabeth D. Model (1897-1993) was a painter and sculptor from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 8 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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Forgeries  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Refugees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.model77
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-model77

Elisabeth D. Model papers

Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Names:
Gurr, Lena, 1897-1992  Search this
Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962  Search this
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1939-1976
Scope and Contents:
Reminiscences, letters, a scrapbook, interviews, printed material, and photographs document Model's career as a sculptor, and her friendship with German author Hermann Hesse.
REEL N69/40: A scrapbook, 1946-1968, contains 2 biographical accounts, several letters from colleagues, 1955-1967, exhibition catalogs, clippings, 2 award certificates from the Brooklyn Society of Artists, 35 photographs of works of art and one photograph of Model.
REEL 2323: Two biographical accounts; letters, 1939-1976, primarily from family members and colleagues, including a thank you note from Henry Moore; a file on Hermann Hesse, 1946-1962, including letters from Hesse, a photograph of him, and booklets written by him; a phonograph record (digitized) and 10 p. radio transcript from "Art Review", 1951, from an interview of Model and Lena Gurr conducted by Peter Lipman-Wulf; 12 exhibition catalogs, 1940-1976; a clipping, 1951; a photograph of Model, 1960; and 64 photographs of art works and gallery installations.
REEL 4866: A 96 p. manuscript by Model, "Memories of Persons and Places," describes the people and events of her early life. The cover is decorated with collage and drawings and a photograph of sculpture "The Mother"; a 46 p. typescript by Model, "For My Grandchildren--In Memorium--Max Model," recounts her family's escape from the Nazis; 5 clippings, 1964-1969; 2 brochures advertising Model's sculpture "Family Group"; and an audiocassette interview of Model conducted by Dwight Cooke for "Art and the World," CBS Radio, 1951.
UNFILMED Interview of artists Elisabeth Model and Lena Gurr conducted by Peter Lipman-Wulf on 16" transcription disc.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York, N.Y. Born in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Model studied sculpture in Munich under Professors Thor and Cericioli, in Amsterdam at the Rijksakademie under Professor Jurgens, and in Paris under Moissi Kogan. Model, her husband, Max, and their children fled the Netherlands during World War II and moved to New York City in 1941.
Provenance:
Donated by Elisabeth Model, 1977 and 1989. Microfilmed 1994 with funding provided by the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, the Goldie-Anna Charitable Trust, the Samuel Bronfman Foundation, and the Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation.
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.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Women sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives  Search this
Nazis  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.modeelis
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-modeelis

Falterschönheit : exotische Schmetterlinge in farbigen Naturaufnahmen / zwölf vielfarbige Tafeln ; mit Einführung von ... Adolf Portmann ... Vorwort von Hermann Hesse

Author:
Portmann, Adolf 1897-1982  Search this
Hesse, Hermann 1877-1962  Search this
Physical description:
22, [1] p., 12 col. plates ; 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1936
[1936]
Topic:
Butterflies  Search this
Lepidoptera  Search this
Call number:
QL543 .P67 1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_907785

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