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Oral history interview with Marc Moldawer, Kathryn Swenson, and Robert Wilson

Interviewee:
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Swenson, Kathryn  Search this
Wilson, Robert  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Names:
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977  Search this
MacAgy, Jermayne, 1914-1964  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Extent:
62 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1984 Aug. 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Marc Moldawer, Kathryn Swenson, and Robert Wilson conducted 1984 Aug. 15, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Moldawer, Swenson, and Wilson speak of the art scene in Houston in the 1950s and how each came to be involved in it; the development of the New Arts Gallery; artists whose work was shown in the early days of the gallery; problems in collecting; the closing of the New Arts Gallery; the relationship between art and architecture; Houston as an arts community; ethnic exhibits; definitions of art. They recall Jermayne MacAgy, Forrest Bess, and Dominique de Menil.
Biographical / Historical:
Marc Moldawer (1922-2007), Kathry Swennson, and Robert Wilson are art dealers from Houston, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 38 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:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Art dealers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.moldaw84
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moldaw84

Marc Moldawer papers

Creator:
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Names:
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (partial microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1973
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; lists of paintings; printed material; photographs of works of art; and slides.
REEL 3366: Correspondence, undated and 1951-1964; lists of paintings; printed material; and photographs of works of art, undated and 1953-1961.
REEL 3458: Correspondence with Forrest Bess; and 51 slides of Moldawer's paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Physician, painter; Houston, Texas.
Other Title:
Forrest Bess papers (microfilm title)
Provenance:
Material on reel 3366 lent for microfilming 1985 and material on reel 3458 donated 1984 by Marc Moldawer as part of AAA's Texas project.
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.
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.moldmarc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moldmarc

Terese Tarlton Hershey papers

Creator:
Hershey, Terese Tarlton  Search this
Gallery of Wonderful Things  Search this
Names:
Gallery of Wonderful Things  Search this
Adickes, David  Search this
Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962  Search this
Blake, James R., 1932-  Search this
Bomar, Bill, 1919-  Search this
Brants, Cynthia, 1924-  Search this
Brownlow, David, 1915-  Search this
Butler, Max  Search this
Chumley, John, 1928-  Search this
Cobelle, Charles, 1902-  Search this
Crowley, Dorothy L., 1913-  Search this
Dawson, Montague, 1895-1973  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Domjan, Joseph, 1907-  Search this
Fearing, Kelly  Search this
Fowler, Robert K., 1931-  Search this
Freed, Frank, 1906-1975  Search this
Furuta, An  Search this
Gadbois, Henri, 1930-  Search this
Gadbois, Leila  Search this
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-  Search this
Grammer, George, 1928-  Search this
Guerin, John William, 1920-  Search this
Hood, Dorothy, 1919-  Search this
Kolliker, William Augustin, 1905-  Search this
Lincoln, Richard Mather, 1929-  Search this
Martin, Anthony, 1937-  Search this
McVeigh, Blanche  Search this
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Mood, Martha, 1908-1972  Search this
Pebworth, Charles  Search this
Putnam, Margaret  Search this
Reeder, Dickson, 1912-1970  Search this
Rush, Andrew  Search this
Salinas, Porfirio, 1910-1973  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge, 1898-  Search this
Schorre, Charles  Search this
Shipnes, Mary Ellen  Search this
Sims, Agnes  Search this
Smith, Emily Guthrie, 1909-  Search this
Sween, Trudy  Search this
Umlauf, Charles, 1911-  Search this
Utter, Bror, 1913-1993  Search this
Williams, Charles Truett, 1918-1966  Search this
Extent:
1,500 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; files on 42 artists, containing clippings, photos, exhibition catalogs and letters; exhibition files for her gallery, Gallery of Wonderful Things, Fort Worth, Texas, and Tall Timbers, Houston, Texas; a scrapbook containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photos, and letters about the Gallery of Wonderful Things; printed material and loan records for her private collections of ceramics, paintings and sculpture; photographs; and printed miscellany.
Artist files include David Adickes, Ludwig Bemelmans, James Blake, Bill Bomar, Cynthia Brants, David Brownlow, Max Butler, John Chumley, Charles Cobelle, Dorothy Crowley, Montague Dawson, Adolph Dehn, Joseph Domjan, Kelly Fearing, Robert Fowler, Frank Freed, An Furuta, Henry and Leila Gadbois, R.C. Gorman, George Grammer, John Guerin, Dorothy Hood, William A. Kolliker, Richard M. Lincoln, Anthony Martin, Blanche McVeigh, Marc Moldawer, Martha Mood, Charles Pebworth, Margaret Putnam, Dickson Reeder, Andrew Rush, Porfirio Salinas, E.M. (Buck) Schiwetz, Charles Schorre, Mary Ellen Shipnes, Agnes Sims, Emily Guthrie Smith, Trudy Sween, Charles Umlauf, Bror Utter, and Charles T. Williams.
Biographical / Historical:
Hershey founded Gallery of Wonderful Things, Fort Worth, Texas in 1956 and turned it over to Electra Carlin in 1958. Carlin moved the gallery and changed the name to Carlin Gallery. Hershey moved to Houston and organized four art shows at the Tall Timbers apartment complex owned by her husband.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1981 by Terese Tarlton Hershey.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- Texas  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Fort Worth
Identifier:
AAA.herstere
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-herstere

Oral history interview with Marc Moldawer, Kathryn Swenson, and Robert Wilson, 1984 Aug. 15

Interviewee:
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Bess, Forrest  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
MacAgy, Jermayne  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Art dealers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12680
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213254
AAA_collcode_moldaw84
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213254

Marc Moldawer papers, 1951-1973

Creator:
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Subject:
Bess, Forrest  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10088
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212960
AAA_collcode_moldmarc
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212960

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