Oral history interview with Nicholas Wilder

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wilder88
Creators:
Wilder, Nicholas
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-
Dates:
1988 July 18
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
104 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Nicholas Wilder conducted 1988 July 18, by Ruth Bowman, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Wilder discusses his education; working for the Lanyon Art Gallery near San Francisco; opening the Nicholas Wilder Gallery in Los Angeles in 1965 and operating it until it closed in 1979; the Los Angeles art scene in the 60s and how it has changed; Charlie Cowles and the founding of ARTFORUM magazine; and artists his gallery handled including Bruce Nauman, Joe Goode and Tom Holland.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nicholas Wilder (1937 or 1938-1989) was an art dealer and painter in Los Angeles, California and New York, N.Y.

Administration
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 administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 36 min.

Keywords
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Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Los Angeles Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artforum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lanyon Art Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nicholas Wilder Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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