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Oral history interview with Louis Kaufman

Interviewee:
Kaufman, Louis, 1905-1994  Search this
Creator:
Cloudman, Ruth Howard, 1948-  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Avery, Sally  Search this
Berkman, Aaron  Search this
Burliuk, David, 1882-1967  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Graham, John, 1887-1961  Search this
Kumpt, Mary  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Zborowski, Mark  Search this
Extent:
3 Cassettes (Sound recording, analog.)
20 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1985 Feb. 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Louis Kaufman conducted 1985 Feb. 15, by Ruth Howard Cloudman, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project.
Kaufman, a great friend and patron of Milton Avery, recalls introducing Mark Rothko to Avery. He describes his memories of Rothko, including a discussion of Rothko's knowledge of art history and his interest in the French avant-garde. Much of the interview concerns Milton Avery, including Kaufman's interest in his work as a collector, the group of artists surrounding Avery, and Avery's influence upon Kaufman as a musician. He also recalls visits to Louis Eilshemius. Kaufman recalls Mary Kumpt, Aaron Berkman, Sally Avery, David Burliuk, John Graham, Zborowski, Adolf Gottlieb, Louis Elishemius, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Kaufman (1905-1994) was an art collector and musician.
Provenance:
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and his Times oral history project, with funding provided by the Mark Rothko Foundation.
Others interviewed on the project (by various interviewers) include: Sonia Allen, Sally Avery, Ben-Zion, Bernard Braddon, Ernest Briggs, Rhys Caparn, Elaine de Kooning, Herbert Ferber, Esther Gottlieb, Juliette Hays, Sidney Janis, Buffie Johnson, Jacob Kainen, Jack Kufeld, Katharine Kuh, Stanley Kunitz, Joseph Liss, Dorothy Miller, Betty Parsons, Wallace Putnam, Rebecca Reis, Maurice Roth, Sidney Schectman, Aaron Siskind, Joseph Solman, Hedda Sterne, Jack Tworkov, Esteban Vicente and Ed Weinstein. Each has been cataloged separately.
Restrictions:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.kaufma85
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw951bba5eb-84ac-49b3-9edf-e48351e80c0d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kaufma85
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Louis Kaufman, 1985 Feb. 15

Interviewee:
Kaufman, Louis, 1905-1994  Search this
Kaufman, Louis, 1905-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Cloudman, Ruth Howard, 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Avery, Milton  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Zborowski, Mark  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Burliuk, David  Search this
Avery, Sally  Search this
Kumpt, Mary  Search this
Berkman, Aaron  Search this
Graham, John  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12497
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215635
AAA_collcode_kaufma85
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215635
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