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Oral history interview with John Franklin Koenig, 1976 June 24-30

Koenig, John Franklin, 1924-2008



Collection Information

Size: 44 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 min.

Summary: An interview of John Franklin Koenig conducted 1976 June 24-30, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Franklin Koenig (1924-2008) was a painter in Paris, France.


These interviews are 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 others.


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 John Franklin Koenig, 1976 June 24-30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.