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Oral history interview with Joan T. Washburn, 2007 February 3-April 14

Washburn, Joan T., 1929-

Gallery director


Collection Information

Size: 87 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 22 min.

Summary: An interview of Joan T. Washburn conducted 2007 February 3 and April 14, by James Wechsler, for the Archives of American Art, at the Washburn Gallery, 20 West 57th Street, in New York, N.Y.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joan T. Washburn (1929- ) is an art dealer and founder of Washburn Gallery in New York, N.Y. James Wechsler (1963- ) is an independent art historian 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.

Language Note

English .


Funding for this interview was provided by the Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation. 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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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Joan T. Washburn, 2007 February 3-April 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.