Oral history interview with Elisabeth D. Model

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.model77
Creators:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993
McNaught, William
Dates:
1977 May 19
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
25 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Elisabeth D. Model conducted 1977 May 19, by William McNaught, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Model speaks of early mentors and friendships with sculptor Moissey Kogan, author Herman Hesse, art dealer Jacques Goudstikker, and others. She recalls visits with artists and collectors, including Aristide Maillol, Charles Despiau, Jacob Epstein, and Jean Paul Getty. She also describes several events, such as the Han van Meegeren art forgeries, her family's escape to New York during WW II, and her career successes.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Elisabeth D. Model (1897-1993) was a painter and sculptor from New York, New York.

Administration
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 8 min.

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 -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Forgeries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Refugees Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Despiau, Charles, 1874-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Getty, J. Paul (Jean Paul), 1892-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goudstikker, Jacques, 1897-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kogan, Moissey, 1879-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maillol, Aristide, 1861-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meegeren, Han van, 1889-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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