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Oral history interview with Sidney Janis, 1972 Mar. 21-Sept. 26

Oral history interview with Sidney Janis, 1972 Mar. 21-Sept. 26

Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989

Gallery owner

Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 12 sound tape reels (22 hours 30 min.) ; 5 in.

Transcript: 587 p.

Summary: Interview of Sidney Janis conducted 1972 Mar. 21-Sept. 26, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sidney Janis (1896-1989) is an art dealer from New York, N.Y. Operated the Sidney Janis Gallery.

Provenance

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.

Use requires an appointment.

ACCESS RESTRICTED written permission required. ALL REQUESTS SHOULD BE FAXED TO CARROLL JANIS.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Sidney Janis, 1972 Mar. 21-Sept. 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.