Oral history interview with Brooks Jackson

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jackso76
Creators:
Jackson, Brooks, gallery owner
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1976 Mar. 22
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Item
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in
38 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Brooks Jackson conducted 1976 Mar. 22, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Jackson speaks of his background; attending the American School of Ballet; why he stopped dancing; his recollections of Madame Hugo; Alexander Iolas' background and his memories of him; how he became interested in art; and working with Iolas. He recalls Alexander Iolas, Pavel Tchelitchew, Giorgio De Chirico, Lenore Fini, Eugene Berman, Victor Brauner, Rene Magritte, Roberto Matta, Max Ernst, Julien Levy, Leo Castelli, Joseph Cornell, and many others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Brooks Jackson is an art dealer and former dancer from New York, N.Y. Co-owned and operated the Brooks Jackson Iolas Gallery in New York, N.Y.

Administration
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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ballet Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brauner, Victor, 1903-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Matta, 1912-2002 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magritte, René, 1898-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tchelitchew, Pavel, 1898-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Chirico, Giorgio, 1888- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cornell, Joseph Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Castelli, Leo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levy, Julien Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iolas, Alexandros, 1908-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fini, Leonor, 1908-1996 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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