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Edith Carson interview, 1976 Oct. 19

Creator:
Carson, Edith
Hopps, Walter, 1932-
Subject:
Rothko, Mark
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2 sound cassettes.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
An interview of Edith Carson conducted by Walter Hopps regarding her husband Mark Rothko. Carson speaks of her family background; meeting Mark Rothko at Lake George, New York in 1932; their 13 year marriage; their early friends; his admiration for Milton Avery; Rothko's interest in tragedy and his "tremendous emotional capacity for despair"; his visits to New York museums and 57th Street galleries; and his family background, early work and love of music.
Citation:
Edith Carson interview, 1976 Oct. 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Edith Carson married the painter Mark Rothko in 1932. They were divorced in 1945.
Provenance:
Transferred from the National Museum of American Art, 1985.
Theme:
Women
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9762
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212157
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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