Oral history interview with Lewis Iselin

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.iselin81
Creators:
Iselin, Lewis, 1913-1990
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1981 September 30
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Item
Sound recording: 1 sound file
digital, wav file
23 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Lewis Iselin, conducted 1981 September 30 by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Camden, Maine.
Scope and Contents
Iselin speaks of his role as a trustee of the Guggenheim and Tiffany Foundations, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; his own work of modeling in wax; and his "sculpture to wear." Iselin also recalls Henry Geldzahler, Robert Motherwell, Henry Allen Moe, Ron Pearson, Paul Smith and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lewis Iselin (1913-1990) was a sculptor from Camden, Maine.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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 others.

Using the Collection
System Details
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel (5 in.).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Museums -- United States -- Trustees -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Maine -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wax-modeling -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wearable art -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Geldzahler, Henry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motherwell, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pearson, Ronald H. (Ronald Hayes), 1924-1996 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Paul J., 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saint-Gaudens Memorial (Organization) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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