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Oral history interview with Carol Summers, 1971 May 12

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Summers, Carol, 1925-  Search this
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel (50 min.) ; 5 in.
Transcript: 58 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 5 min.
An interview of Carol Summers conducted 1971 May 12, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Summers speaks of Woodstock, N.Y. and travels in United States during his childhood; his parents' interest in art; Marine Corps; Bard College; first woodcuts; on teaching; analysis; communication through art; technical versus artistic aspects of printmaking; technique and procedure in making woodcuts; unusual printing methods; exhibits at Contemporaries and Associated American Artists Galleries; his work; a self-portrait; jewelry; building of his lofts and houses; pottery; Italian government grant for travel in Italy; Guggenheim; his dislike of working on commission; juries; traveling exhibition for Museum of Modern Art; his own collection of prints; and his love of working with tools.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Carol Summers, 1971 May 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Carol Summers (1925-) is a printmaker from Santa Cruz, California.
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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Archives of American Art