Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with Louis K. Meisel

Collection ID:
Meisel, Louis K.
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-
2009 Apr. 28-May 6
Physical Description:
3 Items
wav files (2 hr., 58 min.)
63 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Louis Meisel conducted 2009 Apr. 28-May 6, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Meisel's home, in New York, N.Y.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Louis K. Meisel (1942- ) is an art dealer specializing in photorealist art in New York, N.Y. Meisel has written numerous books on photorealist painting and photorealist artists.

Funding for this interview was provided by the Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation. 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.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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 administrators.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.

More Information
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 58 min.

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