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Oral history interview with Leroy Davis and Cecily Langdale

Interviewee:
Davis, Leroy  Search this
Langdale, Cecily  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Names:
Barnes Foundation -- Students  Search this
Hirschl & Adler Galleries  Search this
Tyler School of Art -- Students  Search this
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951  Search this
Bly, Boris  Search this
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Davis, Terry Ritter  Search this
De Mazia, Violette, 1899-  Search this
Levine, David, 1926-2009  Search this
Penn, Arthur, 1922-  Search this
Shikler, Aaron, 1922-  Search this
Extent:
119 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 June 26-August 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Leroy Davis and Cecily Langdale conducted 2007 June 26-August 7, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art, in New York, New York.
Davis speaks of losing his parents at a young age; attending music school in Philadelphia; studying at Tyler School of Fine Arts and the Barnes Foundation; usage of the word "art" in terms of music and painting; being drafted into the Air Force during World War II; opening a gallery in New York City; working as a framer on the side; working on the White House Fine Arts Commission; selling English watercolors. Langdale speaks of focusing on history, literature, and art history in college; working on shows at Hirschl & Adler gallery; opening a gallery with Davis; writing a book on monotypes. Davis also recalls Aaron Shikler, Boris Bly, Arthur Penn, Violette de Mazia, Albert C. Barnes, Louis Bouché, Terry Ritter Davis, David Levine, Herman Gundersheimer, Arthur Penn, Minnie Cushing, Paul Mellon, Jackie Kennedy, Jock Whitney, and others. Langdale also recalls Robert Walker, Richard Cowdery, Meredith Long, Seymour Remenick, Dr. Thomas Conroy, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Leroy Davis (1922- ) is an art dealer from New York, New York. Cecily Langdale is an art dealer from New York, New York and Avis Berman is a writer and art historian from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette, 3 sound discs, and 3 data compact discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 50 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:
The transcript and recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.davis07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw995c26909-9f3c-463b-b2c7-6950120ad525
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-davis07
Online Media:

David Levine papers, [ca. 1953-1984]

Creator:
Levine, David, 1926-2009  Search this
Subject:
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Rosen, Jack  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
David Levine papers, [ca. 1953-1984]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7871
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210038
AAA_collcode_levidavi
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210038

Lenore Seroka photographs

Creator:
Seroka, Lenore  Search this
Names:
Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006  Search this
Artschwager, Richard, 1923-2013  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010  Search this
Cavallon, Giorgio, 1904-1989  Search this
Chamberlain, John, 1927-2011  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Close, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Estes, Richard, 1932-  Search this
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991  Search this
Flavin, Dan, 1933-  Search this
Freilicher, Jane, 1924-2014  Search this
Gikow, Ruth, 1915-1982  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Goodhough, Robert, 1917-  Search this
Goulet, Lorrie, 1925-  Search this
Graves, Nancy Stevenson, 1940-1995  Search this
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert, 1903-1988  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
Hirschfeld, Al  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995  Search this
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Levine, David, 1926-2009  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Lipton, Seymour, 1903-1986  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Resika, Paul  Search this
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002  Search this
Rockburne, Dorothea  Search this
Rosenquist, James, 1933-  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-2016  Search this
Solman, Joseph, 1909-2008  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Wesselmann, Tom, 1931-2004  Search this
Youngerman, Jack, 1926-2020  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet ((51 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1984
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of artists taken by Seroka.
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer; Great Neck, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 by Lenore Seroka.
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.
Rights:
Authorizatin to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Lenore Seroka. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Photographers -- New York (State) -- Great Neck  Search this
Topic:
Photography, Artistic -- Photographs  Search this
Portrait photography -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.seroleno
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9858136e9-6ce3-4d39-89c7-2264e3bf284f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-seroleno

(No title given) [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Still Life  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0006226
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135628

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006229
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135631

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006248
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135649

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006249
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135650

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006250
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135651

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006254
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135655

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006255
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135656

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006262
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135661

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006277
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135676

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006278
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135677

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006283
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135682

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006284
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135683

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006285
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135684

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006286
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135685

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006287
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135686

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006288
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135687

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
ROS R0006289
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135688

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