Oral history interview with Robert Carlen

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.carlen88
Creators:
Carlen, Robert, 1906-1990
Pacini, Marina
Dates:
1988 March 17
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
10 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Robert Carlen conducted 1988 March 17, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
This interview was conducted as a follow-up to his 1985 interview with Catherine Stover. Carlen speaks of black artists in Philadelphia; various artists Carlen knew over the years; and the Carl Schurtz Foundation and the Pyramid Club.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Carlen (1906-1990) was an art dealer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administration
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 others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 28 min.

Keywords
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African American artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pyramid Club (Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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