Oral History interview with Lawrence A. Fleischman

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fleisc94
Creators:
Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997
Stavitsky, Gail, 1954-
Dates:
1994 Apr. 18
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Sound cassettes
Sound recording (90 min. each)
analog
40 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Lawrence A. Fleischman conducted 1994 Apr. 18, by Gail Stavitsky, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Fleischman discusses his involvement with the British Museum, his personal collection of ancient art, his co-founding of the Archives of American Art and the American Art Journal, and his decision to become an art dealer. He gives his assessment of changes in the American art world since the early seventies, noting the rise of prices for American art, the entry of greater numbers of women artists and scholars into the art world, and changes to the structure of major museums. He reminisces about E. P. Richardson, Ben Shahn, and Stuart Davis, as well as other dealers and artists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lawrence A. Fleischman (1925-1997) was a gallery owner, art dealer, collector, and publisher from New York, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available online.
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
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. Funding for this interview was provided by the Art Dealers Association of America.

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

Keywords
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Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- 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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Repository Contact
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