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Oral history interview with Karl Kup

Interviewee:
Kup, Karl, 1903-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
35 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1970 Mar. 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Karl Kup conducted 1970 Mar. 5, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Karl Kup (1903-1981) was the curator of the Spencer Collection and keeper of prints, New York Public Library, New York City.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 59 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.kup70
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cafeea7c-9a83-43c1-9439-7987ffccad79
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kup70

Oral history interview with Karl Kup, 1970 Mar. 5

Interviewee:
Kup, Karl, 1903-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12219
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212862
AAA_collcode_kup70
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212862

Godfrey O. Gaston correspondence

Creator:
Gaston, Godfrey O., 1928-  Search this
Names:
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964  Search this
Armstrong, Rodney  Search this
Brumbaugh, Thomas B. (Thomas Brendle), 1921-  Search this
Chamberlain, Elwyn M.  Search this
Curtis, George A.  Search this
Fischer, Katrina Sigsbee.  Search this
Graham, Nan Wood  Search this
Jauss, Anne Marie  Search this
Kuhn, Brenda, 1911-  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Kup, Karl, 1903-1981  Search this
McKibbin, David Milton Kendall, 1906-1978  Search this
Mount, Charles Merrill  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1991
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with and/or relating to artists John Singer Sargent, Walt Kuhn, Grant Wood, George A. Curtis, Anne Marie Jauss, and others. Approximately 300 items.
The Sargent related correspondence (77 items) is between Gaston, Director of Research at Kennedy Galleries and Knoedler Gallery, and David McKibbin, art librarian at the Boston Athenaeum and authority on John Singer Sargent. The letters deal with McKibbin's catalogue raisonné on Sargent, specific works, authenticity, and the Charles M. Mount controversy regarding fake Sargent paintings. Four of the letters are from Rodney Armstrong, Director of the Athenaeum, regarding McKibbin's death and his work on Sargent.
Relating to Kuhn are 29 letters from Brenda Kuhn, daughter of Walt Kuhn, 1971-1980, primarily dealing with Gaston's articles on the vandalization of her father's "Little Nugget" club car which he designed and built in 1937 for the streamliner "City of Los Angeles" and which traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles; ca. 50 letters from George A. Curtis and several articles and catalogs about him; ca. 60 letters from Anne Marie Jauss, mostly from N.J., 1971-1989, along with photos of her work, and an obituary, 1991. Other letters include: one from Grant Wood's sister, Nan Wood Graham, referring to Grant Wood's portrait of Henry Wallace for the cover of Time magazine (1940); several from historian Thomas B. Brumbaugh; two from Wynn Chamberlain from the Edwin Hewitt Gallery; two from Alexander Archipenko, one from Vivian Nichols regarding the Virginia Steele Scott Foundation, one from Katrina Fischer, daughter of Anton Otto Fischer, and one from Karl Kup.
Biographical / Historical:
Gallery director, art historian; New York, N.Y. and Los Angeles, Calif. Born 1928. Died 2002.
Provenance:
Donated by Godfrey O. Gaston.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.gastgodf
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94f093244-f9b7-42a3-9b46-27faee111900
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gastgodf

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