Oral Histories

Interview of Paul Kantor

Owner of the Kantor Gallery.
Los Angeles Art Community: Group Portrait, Paul Kantor
Los Angeles Art Community - Group Portrait
Biographical Note:
Owner of the Kantor Gallery.
Goodwin, George M.
Kantor, Paul
Persons Present:
Kantor and Goodwin.
Place Conducted:
Kantor's home and gallery in Beverly Hills, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by George M. Goodwin, Interviewer-Editor, UCLA Oral History Program (for "L.A. Art Community: Group Portrait"); B.A., Art History, Lake Forest College; M.A., Art History, Columbia University; Ph.D., Art Education, Stanford University. Acting Curator of Education, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1975-76.
Processing of Interview:
Editing was done by the interviewer. The verbatim transcript of the interview was checked against the original tape recordings and edited for punctuation, paragraphing, correct spelling, and verification of proper and place names. The final manuscript remains in the same order as the original taped material.Words and phrases added by the editor appear in brackets.Kantor reviewed and approved the edited transcript. He made no corrections or deletions. He supplied spellings of names not previously verified.The interviewer wrote the introduction. The index was prepared by Lawrence Weschler, Assistant Editor, Oral History Program. Other front matter was prepared by the Program staff.
6 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
This series includes interviews with prominent Los Angeles-based visual artists and other members of the art establishment whose careers span the period from the 1920s through the 1970s. It documents the art community of the pre-World War II period and the rise of Los Angeles as a nationally recognized art center in the postwar period. Funding for this series was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
TAPE NUMBER: I, SIDE TWO (July 12, 1976) Showing the abstract expressionists--Robert Motherwell--Sensitivity to art--The artist in his work--Early clients--Artists and sales profits--Choice of paintings to sell--Cultivating collectors--Closing the Camden Drive gallery--The gallery dealer as shopkeeper--Dealers as collectors--G. David Thompson.