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Oral History interview with Hope Makler, 1989 November 28

Makler, Hope Welsh, 1924-2013

Gallery owner, Gallery director


Collection Information

Size: 38 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 13 min.

Summary: An interview of Hope Makler conducted 1989 November 28, by Marina Pacini for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Makler speaks of her art education at the Barnes Foundation and at the University of Pennsylvania; opening the Makler Gallery in Philadelphia in 1960; working with New York City galleries such as Andre Emmerich and Frank Perls to bring the work of such artists as Milton Avery, Jacques Lipchitz and Alexander Calder to Philadelphia; and the Philadelphia gallery scene.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hope Welsh Makler (1924-2013) was an art dealer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


This interview is part of the Archives' 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 .


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

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4778 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral History interview with Hope Makler, 1989 November 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.