Oral history interview with Peter Howard Selz

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.selz82
Creators:
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-2019
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1982 July 28-October 12
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
80 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Peter Howard Selz conducted 1982 July 28-1982 October 12, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Selz speaks of his early interest in art; his immigration to the United States in 1935; meeting Alfred Stieglitz; his career as an art historian and how it developed; exhibitions he organized; art and its relationship to politics; developments in contemporary American art and the study of art history; the Mark Rothko estate trial; and his current work. He recalls Marsden Hartley, Rene Magritte, Sam Francis, and Jules Pascin.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Peter Howard Selz (1919-2019 ) was a curator and art historian from Berkeley, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3199 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are 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 6 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 31 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Use requires an appointment.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art historians -- California -- Berkeley -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Francis, Sam, 1923-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magritte, René, 1898-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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