Oral history interview with Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, 1979 June 20

Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme , b. 1896 d. 1986
Curator, Art historian, Museum director
Active in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Md.

Size: Sound recording: 1 sound cassette
Transcript: 24 p.

Collection Summary: An interview of Adelyn Breeskin conducted 1979 June 20, by Julie Haifley, for the Archives of American Art.

Breeskin speaks of her childhood and growing up in Baltimore; attending Bryn Mawr College and Radcliffe; her art work; the influence of Katherine B. Child; the Stuart Club; travel abroad; the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Gallery; prints and printmaking; teaching; the Garrett Collection of prints; and published writings on Mary Cassatt.

Biographical/Historical Note: Adelyn Dohme Breeskin (1896-1986) was an art historian and curator from Baltimore, Md. and Washington, D.C.

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 others.

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.

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