Oral history interview with Paul Bodin, 1993 March 11
1 sound cassette (66 min.) : analog.
Transcript: 22 pages
An interview with Paul Bodin and James Wechsler conducted 1993 March 11, by Stephen Polcari, for the Archives of American Art.
Bodin recalls his career as a painter. He mentions his work as a technical illustrator as a means of support, his participation in the WPA, and his friendship with Milton Avery and Adolf Gottlieb. Examples of his work are examined with regard to a chronology of the themes and subjects that interested him. Also present during the interview was James Wechsler, a friend of Bodin.
Place of publication, production, or execution: United States
General Note: Interviewee's voice is frail and hard to hear. Sound quality is poor. Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 6 min.
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Paul Bodin, 1993 March 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms: Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding: Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note: Paul Bodin (1910-1994) was a painter from New York, New York.
Provenance: This interview is 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
interviewee: Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994
interviewer: Polcari, Stephen
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)12198
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215324
Record number: AAA_collcode_bodin93