Oral history interview with Edward Fowles

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fowles59
Creators:
Fowles, Edward, 1885?-1971
Morse, John D., 1906-
Dates:
1959 Aug. 21
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recording
7 in.
19 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Edward Fowles conducted by John D. Morse on 1959 Aug. 21 for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Fowles speaks of his youth in England, how he came to work for Duveen Brothers, collectors he knew, and his experiences as an art dealer. Fowles also discusses art criticism, the art market, and trends in art collecting.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art dealer; New York, N.Y. Fowles directed the Paris branch of Duveen Brothers from 1917 to 1938, then purchased the firm from Lord Duveen in 1939 with two partners. By 1958 he had bought out his partners. Fowles was vice president of the gallery from 1938 to 1945, when he became president. In 1964, he sold the firm to the Norton Simon Foundation.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3417 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
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.

Keywords
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Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duveen Brothers Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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