Interview with John Ollman

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ollmjohn
Creators:
Ollman, John E., 1942-
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe
Dates:
1989 Aug. 10
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Sound cassettes
Sound recording
79 Pages
Transcript: (on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of John Ollman conducted by Lynda Hartigan for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Ollman discusses his studies at Indiana University and his connections with the Folklore Department, before moving to Philadelphia. He speaks of his tenure as director of the Janet Fleisher Gallery, including the gallery's early history as the Little Gallery, and the changes he instituted including the name and focus;
Scope and Contents
the exhibitions mounted of African, Oceanic, pre-Columbian, folk art, and the art of 20th century self-taught artists; the growing interest in the work of self-taught artists; an exhibit at the Philadelphia College of Art entitled "Transmitters: The Isolate Artist in America"; the market in Philadelphia and nationally for the work of self-taught artists; his work with Kathy Lenox of the Phyllis Kind Gallery; Bert Hemphill's collection and Hemphill's effect on the folk art field in the United States; the work of Bill Traylor, Martin Ramirez, and other self-taught artists; dealers and collectors he has been associated with.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art dealer; Philadelphia, Pa.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4778 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1990 by John Ollman.

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

Keywords
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Folk art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art dealers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Hemphill, Herbert Waide Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lenox, Kathy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ramirez, Martin, 1885-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Traylor, Bill, 1854-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Janet Fleisher Gallery (Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Phyllis Kind Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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