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Oral history interview with Leonard Kaplan, 1965 June 19

Kaplan, Leonard, 1922-

Dealer, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound tape reel, Sound recordings: (20 min.), 5 in.; 10 Pages, Transcript

Format: An unrelated interview of Peterpaul Ott (6/24/65) conducted by B. Hoag is also on this tape.

Summary: An interview of Leonard Kaplan conducted 1965 June 19, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of Ameican Art. Kaplan speaks of teaching with the Education Alliance; his work with architectural sculpture; Laguna Festival; WPA murals; drawing classes; and California.

Biographical/Historical Note

Leonard Kaplan (1922-2008) was a painter and art dealer from Laguna Beach, Calif.


Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Leonard Kaplan, 1965 June 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.