Oral history interview with Marian Locks
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.locks89
Creators:
Locks, Marian
Pacini, Marina
Dates:
1989 Sept. 20-29
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
133 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Marian Locks conducted, 1989 Sept, 20-29, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Locks discusses her early life, education, and the evolution of the Marian Locks Gallery, founded in 1968, which represented Philadelphia artists. Locks discusses the artists represented by the gallery including Edna Andrade, Liz Osborne, John Formicola, James Havard, Tom Chimes, and Warren Rohrer. Along with a discussion of how she met each artist and his/her stylistic development over the years, Locks discusses the sale of the artists' works, who their collectors were and how successful they were over the years. Among the collectors discussed are Dr. Luther Brady and various Philadelphia corporations. She discusses exhibitions at the gallery such as a group show of women artists, and an exhibit of Louis Kahn drawings. She discusses the gallery scene in Philadelphia; efforts to get recognition for Philadelphia artists through the press; the Philadelphia press coverage of the art scene; the relationship between the city's museums and artists; and recent changes in the Marian Locks Gallery.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Marian Locks (1915-2010) was an art dealer from Philadelphia, Pa.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4778 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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' 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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 15 min.

Digital Content

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

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Art dealers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Andrade, Edna, 1917-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brady, Luther W., 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chimes, Thomas, 1921-2009 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Formicola, John Joseph, 1941- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Havard, James Pinkney, 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kahn, Louis I., 1901-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Osborne, Elizabeth, 1936- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rohrer, Warren Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marian Locks Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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