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Oral history interview with Jean Lipman, 1973 June 19

Lipman, Jean, 1909-1998, Lipman, Jean, 1909-1998

Editor, Author


Collection Information

Size: 32 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 7 min.

Summary: An interview of Jean Lipman conducted 1973 June 19, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Lipman discusses her education, New York art collectors and art historians, her interest in American folk art, and her association with "Art in America," among other topics.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jean Lipman (1909-1998) was an art editor and writer from New York, N.Y.


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.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jean Lipman, 1973 June 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.