Size: 2 Items sound cassettes (2 hr., 4 min.) 42 Pages Transcript
Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 4 min.
Summary: An interview with Hildegard Bachert conducted 1993 February 25-26, by Rose-Carol Washton Long, for the Archives of American Art.
Bachert speaks of growing up in Mannheim, Germany; reminices about violence against Jews and surviving the Crystal Night; leaving Germany for the United States to escape Nazi Germany in 1936; arriving in New York CIty with her older sister and attending high school; becoming a Zionist; frequenting the museums and cultural instituations of New York; working as a secretary for Karl Nierendorf Gallery; taking a job with Otto Kallir and working with him for a majority of her career; attending Hunter College; taking an interest in Native American and Aboriginal art; decribes how Kallir moved a good amount of his art collection out of Austria prior to World War II. She describe various artists in Kallir's collection and exhibitions such as Kokoschka, Corinth, Schiele, Kollwitz, Moderson-Becker; meeting Anna Mary Roberson Moses also known as Grandma Moses and representing her artwork; Kallir's interest in American and Russian folk art; the personality of Kallir; co-directing Galerie St. Etienne with Jane Kallir.