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Oral history interview with Lewis Iselin, 1981 Sept. 30

Oral history interview with Lewis Iselin, 1981 Sept. 30

Iselin, Lewis, 1913-1990


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1 sound file : digital, wav file

Summary: An interview of Lewis Iselin conducted 1981 Sept. 30, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Iselin speaks of his role as a trustee of the Guggenheim and Tiffany Foundations, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He compares artists with academics as jurors. He discusses his own work of modeling in wax, and his "sculpture to wear."

Biographical/Historical Note

Lewis Iselin (1913-1990) was a sculptor from Camden, Me.


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 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.

This interview has not been transcribed. Use requires an appointment and is limited to Archives of American Art offices.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lewis Iselin, 1981 Sept. 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.