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Oral history interview with Emily Tremaine, 1973 January 24

Tremaine, Emily Hall, 1908-1987



Collection Information

Size: 48 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 38 min.

Summary: An interview of Emily Tremaine conducted 1973 January 24, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Tremaine discusses her mother's interest in art; A. Everett Austin's influencing her to collect art; education abroad; discovery of Piet Mondrian; Miller Company collection of architectural paintings; her personal collection; pop artists and art; and life as a collector.

Biographical/Historical Note

Emily Tremaine (1908-1987) was an art collector from New York, N.Y. who was born in Butte, Montana.


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 others.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Emily Tremaine, 1973 January 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.