Oral history interview with Julien Levy, 1975 May 30

Levy, Julien , b. 1906 d. 1981
Educator, Author, Collector, Dealer
Active in New York, N.Y.

Size: Transcript: 17 p.

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 11 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Julien Levy conducted 1975 May 30, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Levy speaks of his childhood and educational background; his years at Harvard; the development of his interest in photography; meeting Marcel Duchamp, and Duchamp's influence on him; working in the Weyhe Gallery; and opening his own gallery.

Biographical/Historical Note: Julien Levy (1906-1981) was an educator, writer, art dealer, and collector from New York, N.Y. and Conn.

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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