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Oral history interview with Abraham Rattner, 1968 May-June

Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1 Sound tape reel, 7 in.; 53 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 34 min.

Summary: An interview of Abraham Rattner conducted 1968 May-June, by Colette Roberts, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Abraham Rattner (1895-1978) was a painter of New York, N.Y.


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 administrators.

Language Note

English .


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.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Abraham Rattner, 1968 May-June. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.