Oral history interview with Hassel Smith, 1978 September 5
Transcript: 28 pages.
An interview of Hassel Smith conducted 1978 September 5, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Smith speaks of his childhood; his education; studying under Maurice Sterne at the California School of Fine Arts; the influence of Clyfford Still; early exhibitions of Smith's work; and living in England.
Place of publication, production, or execution: United States
General Note: Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 8 min.
Access Note / Rights: Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Hassel Smith, 1978 September 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms: Transcript: microfilm reel 3199 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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: Hassel Smith (1915-2007) was a painter from Bristol, England.
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.
Location Note: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
interviewee: Smith, Hassel Wendell, 1915-2007
interviewer: Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
Subject: Sterne, Maurice
Subject: Still, Clyfford E.
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)12447
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212127
Record number: AAA_collcode_smith78