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Oral history interview with Meyer and Vivian Potamkin, 2001 Feb. 12

Interviewee:
Potamkin, Meyer P., 1909-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Potamkin, Vivian, 1915-2002  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Meyer and Vivian Potamkin, 2001 Feb. 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12567
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)225445
AAA_collcode_potamk01
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_225445

Oral history interview with Meyer and Vivian Potamkin

Interviewee:
Potamkin, Meyer, 1909-2001  Search this
Potamkin, Vivian, 1915-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Extent:
49 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2001 Feb. 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Vivian and Meyer Potamkin conducted 2001 Feb. 12, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Biographical / Historical:
Meyer (1909-2001) and Vivian Potamkin (1915-2002) were art collectors from Philadelphia, Pa.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 45 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.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.potamk01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ad67273a-1894-46ef-96ae-834486b0d2c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-potamk01
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Robert Carlen

Interviewee:
Carlen, Robert, 1906-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Stover, Catherine  Search this
Names:
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951  Search this
Potamkin, Meyer, 1909-2001  Search this
Potamkin, Vivian, 1915-2002  Search this
Extent:
67 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1985 June 28-July 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert Carlen conducted 1985 June 28-July 16, by Catherine Stover, for the Archives of American Art.
Carlen speaks of his early life including his studies at the Graphic Sketch Club and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; opening his gallery in 1937; the early years of the gallery; paintings he discovered over the years; collectors he worked with, including Albert Barnes and Meyer and Vivian Potamkin; other dealers; refugee artists; and the Philadelphia art scene.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Carlen (1906-1990) was an art dealer of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 50 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.carlen85
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw913d66499-5851-47dd-9791-95062bd1ce9b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carlen85
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Meyer and Vivian Potamkin, 1974 Oct. 30-1975 Mar. 4

Interviewee:
Potamkin, Meyer P., 1909-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Potamkin, Vivian, 1915-2002  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Meyer and Vivian Potamkin, 1974 Oct. 30-1975 Mar. 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13216
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213043
AAA_collcode_potamk74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213043

Oral history interview with Meyer and Vivian Potamkin

Interviewee:
Potamkin, Meyer, 1909-2001  Search this
Potamkin, Vivian, 1915-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
144 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 Oct. 30-1975 Mar. 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Meyer and Vivian Potamkin conducted 1974 Oct. 30-1975 Mar. 4, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Meyer (1909-2001) and Vivian Potamkin (1915-2002) were art collectors from Philadelphia, Pa.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.potamk74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cef43fae-14ae-48ad-8a53-e47b0b65eb4d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-potamk74

Oral history interview with Jimmy C. Lueders

Interviewee:
Lueders, Jimmy C., 1927-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia  Search this
Names:
Dubin Gallery, (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Gallery 1015  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Kamihira, Ben, 1925-  Search this
Potamkin, Meyer, 1909-2001  Search this
Potamkin, Vivian, 1915-2002  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
98 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 Nov. 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jimmy C. Lueders conducted 1990 Nov. 14, by Cynthia Veloric, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Lueders speaks about his childhood in Florida, his art studies in high school and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, instructor Franklin Watkins and fellow student Ben Kamihira; teaching at PAFA, the Cheltenham Art Center, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the development of his painting including the shift from figurative to abstract and back to figurative; exhibitions at the Dubin Gallery and Gallery 1015 in Philadelphia; sales; and collectors who supported him such as Meyer and Vivian Potamkin and Max Robb.
Biographical / Historical:
Jimmy C. Lueders (1927-1994) was a painter from Philadelphia, Pa.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 1 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: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lueder90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94446770c-4dc4-4071-9ae8-73fa414f9bca
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lueder90
Online Media:

Meyer P. and Vivian O. Potamkin papers

Creator:
Potamkin, Meyer, 1909-2001  Search this
Potamkin, Vivian, 1915-2002  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Extent:
9.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1950-2002]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; files on works of art; photographs; writings; printed material; audio-visual material; and miscellany regarding the Potmakin's collection of 19th and 20th century American art.
Included are appraisals; correspondence; published writings about the Potamkins; published catalogs of the Potamkin collection; letters from museum professionals and visitors to the collection; photographs of Vivian and Meyer P. Potamkin and their home; files concerning works of art in the Potamkin collection containing correspondence, invoices, reproductions, loan agreements and requests; certificates of insurance, exhibition proposals, and conservation records; files on objects sold from the Potmakin collection; files concerning gifts to museums and outgoing loans; ten binders contaning cataloging data and photographs of works in the Potmakin collection (6 arranged by artist, 1 prints, 1 decorative arts, 1 folk art, and 1 American Indian); letters from author Christine Weston, Eugene Prendergast (wife of Charles Prendergast), Helen Sloan (wife of John Sloan), actors Jeffrey Hayden and Eva Marie Saint, screenwriter Wolf Mankowitz, Violette de Mazia (director of education, Barnes Foundation), and others; and a 19990 videorecording, 27 minutes, Collector's love story: conversatioon with Vivian and Meyer P. Potamkin produced for WHHY Television, 1990.
Biographical / Historical:
Meyer P. (1909-2001) and Vivian O. (1915-2002) Potamkin were art collectors in Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Donated 2006 by Marshall Potamkin and Marcy Lasky.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Identifier:
AAA.potameye
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw921ebe6ef-0f56-42a1-8f7c-1493c2cae6df
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-potameye

American originals : Vivian O. and Meyer P. Potamkin : collectors of American art / contributors, Nicolai Cikovsky ... [et al.] ; editorial supervisor, Cheryl Leibold

Title:
Vivian O. and Meyer P. Potamkin : collectors of American art
Author:
Cikovsky, Nicolai  Search this
Leibold, Cheryl  Search this
Lukehart, Peter M. 1955-  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Potamkin, Vivian 1915-2002 Art collections  Search this
Potamkin, Meyer 1909-2001 Art collections  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Physical description:
120 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
In art
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
United States
Date:
2004
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Painting  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Call number:
ND210 .A44 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_797901

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