Potamkin, Meyer P.
Collector, Businessperson, Philanthropist
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.
Size: Transcript: 144 p.
Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Meyer and Vivian Potamkin conducted 1974 Oct. 30-1975 Mar. 4, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical/Historical Note: Meyer (1909-2001) and Vivian Potamkin (1915-2002) were art collectors from Philadelphia, Pa.
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.
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.