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Oral history interview with Josephine Marie Caruso Castano relating to Giovanni (John) Castano, 1991 May 17

interviewee
Castano, Josephine Marie Caruso, 1901-
interviewer
Brown, Robert F.
Subject
Castano, Giovanni
Denhausen, Franz H.
Castano Galleries (Boston, Mass.)
Type
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12733
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214655
AAA_collcode_castan91
Place of publication, production, or execution
Massachusetts
Physical Description
Transcript: 27 pages
General Note
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 41 min.
Access Note / Rights
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary
An interview of Josephine Marie Caruso Castano regarding her husband, painter and art dealer Giovanni (John) Castano, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art.
Castano discusses her childhood and marriage to Giovanni (John) Castano; his career in Cincinnati as a scene painter for the local opera company; moving to Boston circa 1930; his career there as an art dealer, owner of Castano Galleries, and an agent for Wildenstein and Knoedler's; his work as a teacher and painting restorer; the sculptor Franz Denghausen; and passing references to various painters, museum personnel, and art dealers.
Citation
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Josephine Marie Caruso Castano relating to Giovanni (John) Castano, 1991 May 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note
Josephine Marie Caruso Castano is the widow of painter and art dealer Giovanni (John) Castano.
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 administrators.
Location Note
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Data Source
Archives of American Art