Oral history interview with Robert Carlen

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.carlen85
Creators:
Carlen, Robert, 1906-1990
Stover, Catherine
Dates:
1985 June 28-July 16
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
67 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Robert Carlen conducted 1985 June 28-July 16, by Catherine Stover, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
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
Biographical / Historical
Robert Carlen (1906-1990) was an art dealer of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
Author
Sponsor
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
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 50 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Art dealers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Potamkin, Meyer, 1909-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Potamkin, Vivian, 1915-2002 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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