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Oral history interview with Jane Kallir, 1993 Feb. 25

Kallir, Jane, 1954-

Gallery director


Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound cassette, Sound recording: 1 sound cassette (90 min.), analog; 30 Pages, Transcript

Summary: Interview of Jane Kallir, conducted by Rose-Carol Washton Long for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in New York, New York on February 25, 1993.
Kallir speaks of the founding of the Galerie St. Etienne by her grandfather; her grandfather's Neue Galerie in Vienna; her education in art history and studio art; how she began working at the Galerie St. Etienne; her interest in folk art and Austrian and German Expressionism; writing a catalogue raisonne on Egon Schiele; her grandfather's attitude towards women artists, including Kathe Kollwitz and Grandma Moses; and exhibitions at the Galerie including Gustav Klimt to Egon Schiele, Austria's Expressionism, The Folk Art Tradition. Kallir also recalls John Kallir, Eva Marie Kallir, Hildegard Bachert, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jane Kallir (1954- ) is an art dealer from Galerie St. Etienne in 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. Funding for this interview was provided by the Art Dealers Association.

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.

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