Oral history interview with Josephine Marie Caruso Castano relating to Giovanni (John) Castano

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.castan91
Creators:
Castano, Josephine Marie Caruso, 1901-
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1991 May 17
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
27 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Josephine Marie Caruso Castano regarding her husband, painter and art dealer Giovanni (John) Castano, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Castano discusses her childhood and marriage to Giovanni (John) Castano; his career in Cincinnati as a scene painter for the local opera company; moving to Boston circa 1930; his career there as an art dealer, owner of Castano Galleries, and an agent for Wildenstein and Knoedler's; his work as a teacher and painting restorer; the sculptor Franz Denghausen; and passing references to various painters, museum personnel, and art dealers.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Josephine Marie Caruso Castano is the widow of painter and art dealer Giovanni (John) Castano.

Administration
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 administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 41 min.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Conservation and restoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Set designers -- Ohio -- Cincinnati Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- Massachusetts -- Boston Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Castano, Giovanni, 1896-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Denhausen, Franz H., 1911- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Castano Galleries (Boston, Mass.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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