Oral history interview with Rosamond Forbes Pickhardt
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pickha95
Creators:
Pickhardt, Rosamond Forbes, 1908-2004
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1995 Feb. 13
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
1 Sound cassette
(90 min.)
analog.
35 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Rosamond Forbes Pickhardt conducted 1995 Feb. 13, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Pickhardt recalls her childhood as the daughter of Edward Waldo Forbes, long-time director of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University (1909-1944) and Margaret Laighton; her early schooling and early interest in art; her family's 11-month stay in Europe in 1922, with the young Daniel Varney Thompson acting as her father's understudy, and during the time her father studied painting with Alexander Iacovleff in Paris; spending several weeks at the Villa Curonia, near Florence, where many art world figures visited. Pickhardt remembers Paul Sachs who, upon coming to the Fogg, encouraged her to go into museum work; Eric Schroeder, a specialist in Near Eastern art and a life-long friend; Frederick "Ted" Grace, a scholar of classical art who had been groomed by Edward Forbes and Paul Sachs to succeed them as director of the Fogg but who was killed during World War II; Jakob Rosenberg, a German refugee scholar; Deman Ross; Harold Zimmerman with whom she studied drawing; Langdon Warner, a scholar of Asiatic art and one of her father's oldest friends; Kingsley Porter; and Mark Tobey with whom she studied. Pickhardt talks about her third marriage to Carl Pickhardt in 1953 and their life-long ties with the Forbes family.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Rosamond Forbes Pichardt (1908-2004) was a writer from Sherborn, Mass.

Administration
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.
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 28 min.

Digital Content

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

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Zimmerman, Harold K., 1905-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ross, Denman Waldo, 1853-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pickhardt, Carl E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iacovleff, Alexandre, 1887-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rosenberg, Jakob, 1893- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tobey, Mark Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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