Oral history interview wih Clara Diament Sujo

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.diamen10
Creators:
Diament Sujo, Clara
Berman, Avis
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project
Dates:
2010 June 8-16
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
98 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Clara Diament Sujo conducted 2010 June 8-16, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Sujo's home, in New York, New York.
Scope and Contents
Diament speaks of her childhood in Argentina; her father's early influence; working with Abbott Industries; her travels with her father as a child to Punta del Este in Urguay, and Mar del Plata; her experiences in the United States; life under Juan Perón and how political events helped shape her education; teaching in Venezuela; collecting art for the Venezuelan science museum; her views on art; the artists that she has worked with and represented; the opening of her first gallery in Venezuela; her gallery in New York City; the influence of Jorge Romero Brest; and her work with the museum network to represent Latin American artists. She recalls Katharine Kuh, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Jesus Rafael Soto, Arturo de Cordova, Alejandro Otero, Victor Valera, Armando Reverón, Mercedes Pardo, Wilfredo Lam, Alfred Barr, Rene d'Harnoncourt, Dorothy Miller, Thomas Messer, Marcel Duchamp, Hedda Sterne, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Marisol Escobar, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Clara Diament Sujo (1921-) is owner and director of CDS Gallery in New York, New York. Avis Berman (1949-) is a scholar in New York, New York.

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 administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 compact disc. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 10 min.

Keywords
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Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Córdova, Arturo de, 1908-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johns, Jasper, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuh, Katharine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lam, Wifredo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marisol, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Messer, Thomas M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Otero Rodríguez, Alejandro Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perón, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reverón, Armando, 1889-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Romero Brest, Jorge Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soto, Jesús Rafael, 1923-2005 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sterne, Hedda, 1910-2011 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valera, Víctor, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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