Oral history interview with Hildegard Bachert

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bacher93
Creators:
Bachert, Hildegard
Long, Rose-Carol Washton
Dates:
1993 February 25-26
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Items
sound cassettes (2 hr., 4 min.)
analog.
42 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Hildegard Bachert conducted 1993 February 25-26, by Rose-Carol Washton Long, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Bachert speaks of growing up in Mannheim, Germany; reminices about violence against Jews and surviving the Crystal Night; leaving Germany for the United States to escape Nazi Germany in 1936; arriving in New York CIty with her older sister and attending high school; becoming a Zionist; frequenting the museums and cultural instituations of New York; working as a secretary for Karl Nierendorf Gallery; taking a job with Otto Kallir and working with him for a majority of her career; attending Hunter College; taking an interest in Native American and Aboriginal art; decribes how Kallir moved a good amount of his art collection out of Austria prior to World War II. She describe various artists in Kallir's collection and exhibitions such as Kokoschka, Corinth, Schiele, Kollwitz, Moderson-Becker; meeting Anna Mary Roberson Moses also known as Grandma Moses and representing her artwork; Kallir's interest in American and Russian folk art; the personality of Kallir; co-directing Galerie St. Etienne with Jane Kallir.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Hildegard Bachert (1921-2019) was an art dealer at Galerie St. Etienne from New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for this interview was provided by the Art Dealers Association. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 4 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The transcript and recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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