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Oral history interview with Alex Katz, 1969 Oct. 20

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Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel (2 hours) ; 7 in.
Transcript: 69 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Alex Katz conducted 1969 Oct. 20, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Katz speaks of his early education; his family's interest in art; his U.S. Navy service; his education at the Cooper Union School and at Skowhegan; styles and methods in painting; his work in collage, portraiture and book illustration; theater set design; teaching at Yale, Skowhegan and the Studio School; his interest in poetry; and his current painting style. He recalls Fairfield Porter and Henry Varnum Poor and reminisces about The Club and the Tenth Street group of artists.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Alex Katz, 1969 Oct. 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Alex Katz (1927-) is a painter from New York, N.Y.
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
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Collage  Search this
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Sculptors  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Painters  Search this
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Archives of American Art