Oral history interview with Nathan Halper

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.halper80
Creators:
Halper, Nathan
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1980 July 8-Aug. 14
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound cassette and 1 sound tape reel
125 Pages
Transcription
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An Interview of Nathan Halper conducted 1980 July 8-1980 Aug. 14, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Halper speaks of his family background and early interest in art; the beginning of his painting career; getting involved with the Beachcombers; the art scene in Provincetown in the 1930s and 1940s; his circle of artist friends; and Hans Hofmann's influence. Halper also speaks of his experiences with his own gallery, H.C. and H.C.E. Gallery. He recalls Edwin Dickinson, Charles Webster Hawthorne, Sam Kootz, and Robert Motherwell.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nathan Halper (1907-1983) was an art dealer, writer, and James Joyce scholar from Provincetown, Mass.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
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
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 others.

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

Keywords
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Art dealers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art galleries, Commercial -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kootz, Samuel Melvin, 1898-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motherwell, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beachcombers (Organization) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
H.C. Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
H.C.E. Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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