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Oral history interview with Mel Bochner, 1994 May

Archives of American Art
Sound recording: 6 sound files (4 hr., 6 min.) digital, wav

Transcript: 66 pages

An interview of Mel Bochner conducted 1994 May, by Lizbeth Marano, for the Archives of American Art.

Oral history interview with Cliff Joseph, 1972

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 9 pages

Interview of Cliff Joseph conducted in 1972, by Doloris Holmes, for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project. Joseph discusses the formation of the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition, which he co-chaired, in response to a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called "Harlem on My Mind." He talks about the impact of the black experience in art, his own art, and his affiliation with social protest artists. He describes the Coalition's attempts to persuade the Whitney to produce a show of black artists with a black curator.

Oral history interview with Anais Nin, 1972

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 20 pages

Interview of Anais Nin conducted in 1972, by Doloris Holmes, in New York, New York, for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.

Oral history interview with Alice Wengrow, 1973

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 13 pages

Interview of Alice Wengrow conducted by Lynn Katzman for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.

Oral history interview with Saul Steinberg, 1971

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 17 pages.

Interview of Saul Steinberg conducted by Grace Glueck for the Archives of American Art.

Steinberg discusses his travels in Ethiopia and Kenya; early paintings in America; politics and art in the 1960s; pyramids and the masonic movement; his own mythology; painting and drawing techniques; and his writings.

Oral history interview with Adelaide Fogg, 1965

Archives of American Art
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.

Transcript: 29 p.

An interview of Adelaide Fogg conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1965 for the Archives of American Art.

Oral history interview with Ruth Gikow, 1964

Archives of American Art
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.

Transcript: 29 p.

An interview of Ruth Gikow conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1964 for the Archives of American Art.

Gikow speaks of being born in Russia; mural painting at the Bronx Hospital for the Federal Art Project; interest in graphics; the Artists Congress; the Index of American Design; and her thoughts on contemporary painting. She recalls John Stuart Curry and Gene Morey.

Oral history interview with Julius Davidson, 1964

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 66 pages

An interview of Julius Davidson conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1964 for the Archives of American Art.

Oral history interview with Leon Golub, 1965

Archives of American Art
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.

Transcript: 9 pages

An interview of Leon Golub conducted by Bruce Hooton in 1965 for the Archives of American Art.

Golub speaks of his education at the University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago Art ; the unusual nature of the Expressionists; the influence of Classical art on his work; living in France; an interest in describing notions of humanity in his work; influences of primitive ideology on his work; the difference between public and private art; the idea of metaphysical and physical combat in his work, especially in relation to his service in the army; implications of certain paintings he had in his studio at the time of the interview. Golub also recalls Robert Indiana; Kathleen Blackshear, Robert Leventhal, Paul Wieghardt, Max Beckmann, Hugo Weber, Bill Payton, Alton Pickens, Oskar Kokoschka, Jean Dubuffet, Pablo Picasso, José Clemente Orozco, Jackson Pollock, and others.

Oral history interview with Hilla Rebay, 1966

Archives of American Art
Transcript 11 p.

An interview of Hilla Rebay conducted 1966, by Bruce Hooton, for the Archives of American Art.

Oral history interview with John Wilde, 1979

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 95 pages

Transcript: 62 pages

An interview of John Wilde conducted 1979, by Michael Danoff, for the Archives of American Art.

Oral history interview with Stewart Klonis, 1965

Archives of American Art
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.

Transcript: 12 p.

An interview of Stewart Klonis conducted by Bruce Hooton in 1965 for the Archives of American Art.

Oral History interview with Jim Nutt, 1979

Archives of American Art
Transcript 194 p.

An interview of Jim Nutt conducted 1979, by I. Michael Ranoff, for the Archives of American Art.

Oral history interview with Mel Pekarsky, 1978

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 60 p.

An interview of Mel Pekarsky conducted 1978, by Anne Lockhart, for the Archives of American Art.

Oral history interview with Herbert Ferber, 1962

Archives of American Art
Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.

Transcript 7 p.

An interview of Herbert Ferber conducted by Dorothy Seckler in 1962 for the Archives of American Art.

Ferber speaks on the subject of environmental sculpture; deciding how large to build a sculpture by imagining the spectator's experience viewing it; seeking a sense of permanence by building sculptures that are so large; his desire to have his sculptures be light and airy and off the ground; how his sculptures come very close to architecture; and making a sculpture on the ground and having to work on it by crawling through and sitting on it, gave him a sense of the presence of the work of art. He recalls Gene Goossen and others.

Oral history interview with Richard Stankiewicz, 1963

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 24 pages.

An interview of Richard Stankiewicz conducted by Richard Brown Baker in 1963 for the Archives of American Art, regarding the Hansa Gallery.

Oral history interview with Paul Burlin, 1962

Archives of American Art
Sound recording: 5 sound files (2 hr., 39 min.) digital, wav

Transcript: 65 pages

Interview of Paul Burlin, conducted on December 5-6, 1962, by Dorothy Gees Seckler, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Burlin speaks of his childhood education in England; working for the magazine Delineator; his education at the National Academy of Design; his travels in the American Southwest; his early exhibitions in New York; his first wife's writings on folk music; visiting Europe before the first World War; discovering Cubism and Fauvism; working on the WPA under the Whitney Museum; joining and then leaving the American Artists' Congress in protest; his thoughts on overtly political art; exhibiting at the Downtown Gallery; his image-making process; and his critique of Pop art. Burlin also recalls James Huneker, Franz Boas, Albert Gleizes, Henri Matisse, Edith Halpert, Georgia O'Keeffe, and others.

Oral history interview with Peter Pollack, circa 1964

Archives of American Art
1 sound file (1 hr., 10 min.) digital, wav file

Transcript: 24 p.

Interview of Peter Pollack, conducted by Harlan Philips for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in 1964.

Pollack speaks of studying at the Art Institute of Chicago; starting a print gallery in Chicago; the political climate of the Chicago art world in the 1930s; running an art center for the WPA on the South Side of Chicago; and the African American art scene in Chicago. Pollack also recalls Edgar Britton, Julio de Diego, Holger Cahill, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Sebree, and others.

Oral history interview with Fred Meyer, 1982 May

Archives of American Art
Sound recording: 3 sound files : digital, wav file

Transcript: 34 pages

An interview with Fred (Frederick R.) Meyer conducted 1982 May, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Meyer speaks of his art activities as a youth in Wis.; his training at the Cranbrook Academy of Art; and his teaching positions at Cranbrook, the Kansas City Art Institute, the School for American Craftsmen in Rochester, N.Y., and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Oral history interview with Robert Weingarten, 2009 October 20-22

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 117 pages

An interview of Robert Weingarten conducted 2009 October 20 and 22, by Shannon Thomas Perich, for the Archives of American Art's Oral History Interviews of American Photographers Project, at Weingarten's studio, in Malibu, California.

Oral history interview with Virginia Wright, 2017 March 22- 23

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 88 pages.

4 sound files (3 hrs., 13 min.) digital, wav

An oral history interview with Virginia Wright conducted 2017 March 22-23, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Wright's home in Seattle, Washington.

Oral history interview with Jo Baer, 2010 October 5-7

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 206 pages

An interview of Jo Baer conducted 2010 October 5-7, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Baer's home and studio, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Oral history interview with Brenda Richardson, 2011 July 29-30

Archives of American Art
Sound recording, master: 7 sound files (4 hr., 44 min.) digital, wav

Transcript: 114 pages.

An interview of Brenda Richardson conducted 2011 July 29-30, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Richardson's home, in Balitmore, Md.

Oral history interview with Garth Clark, 2014 September 10

Archives of American Art
6 sound files (5 hr., 15 min.) digital wav

Transcript: 111 pages.

An interview with Garth Clark conducted 2014 September 9-10, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Viola Frey Oral History Project, at Clark's home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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