Oral history interview with Leo Rabkin

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.rabkin68
Creators:
Rabkin, Leo
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1968 Dec. 4
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
97 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Leo Rabkin conducted 1968 Dec. 4, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Rabkin speaks of his youth in Cincinnati in a Russian-Jewish family; his early study of music; teaching; his watercolor techniques; prints on plastic; the importance of the box in his life; his concern with light; his collections of wood furniture and folk art. He recalls William Baziotes, and Ad Reinhardt, and discusses his involvement with the American Abstract Artists group.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Leo Rabkin (1919-2015) was a painter and sculptor from New York, N.Y.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is 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 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 14 min.

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Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Baziotes, William, 1912-1963 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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