Oral history interview with Martha Jackson

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jackso69
Creators:
Jackson, Martha Kellogg
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1969 May 23
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
82 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Martha Jackson conducted 1969 May 23, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Jackson speaks of becoming interested in art while living in Baltimore; buying her first painting, a gouache by Marc Chagall; moving to New York City and getting active in collecting art; going to Hans Hofmann's school; opening her gallery in New York in 1953; art as an investment; early shows at her gallery; struggling financially; books and film and their relationship to art; politics and art and their relationship; the psychology of art buying and collecting; the European art market for American art; and her goals for her gallery.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Martha Kellogg Jackson (1907-1969) was an art dealer in New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4210 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Item is a transcript.
Existence and Location of Originals
Location of original tape unknown.
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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art and literature Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and motion pictures Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Political aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women art dealers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martha Jackson Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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