Size: 63 Pages Transcript
Format: Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 41 min.
Summary: An interview of Raymond E. Lewis conducted 1981 Dec. 7-1982 Jan. 7, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Lewis speaks of his childhood in New York, moving to California, his early plans to become a veterinarian, his education in art history at Berkeley, and teaching art in high schools. He discusses his move to Boston and work at Childs Gallery; his 1952 return to California, where he started his own print gallery; collectors who became clients of the print shop; lack of coverage of the graphic arts in art history education; the differences between "old masters" galleries and contemporary art galleries; and the importance of hands-on experience with prints.