Oral history interview with Helen Frankenthaler, 1968
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.
Transcript: 41 p.
An interview of Helen Frankenthaler conducted 1968, by Barbara Rose, for the Archives of American Art.
Frankenthaler speaks of studying art at Bennington College with Paul Feeley; the influence of Picasso and Kandinsky on her work; Clement Greenberg and his relationship with Frankenthaler and other artists; studying with Hans Hofmann and Rufino Tamayo; her childhood; meeting Robert Motherwell; the New York School; and Jackson Pollock, his paintings, technique, and influence on her. She also describes her technique, painting on the floor, titles, and color versus drawing. Frankenthaler recalls Grace Hartigan, Friedel Dzubas, Willem de Kooning, and others.
Place of publication, production, or execution: United States
Access Note / Rights: Sound quality is very poor.
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Helen Frankenthaler, 1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note: Helen Frankenthaler (1928- 2011) was a painter from New York, N.Y.
Provenance: This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Location Note: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
interviewee: Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011
interviewer: Rose, Barbara, 1938-
Subject: Feeley, Paul
Subject: Pollock, Jackson
Subject: Hofmann, Hans
Subject: Picasso, Pablo
Subject: Tamayo, Rufino
Subject: Kandinsky, Wassily
Subject: De Kooning, Willem
Subject: Motherwell, Robert Burns
Subject: Greenberg, Clement
Subject: Hartigan, Grace
Subject: Dzubas, Friedel
Subject: Bennington College
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)12171
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212046
Record number: AAA_collcode_franke69