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Oral History interviews with Ed Rossbach and Katherine Westphal, 1997

Creator:
Smith, Paul J., 1931-
Rossbach, Ed, 1914-2002
Subject:
Westphal, Katherine
Rhode Island School of Design. Museum of Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recordings: 8 sound cassettes.
Transcripts: 86 p.
General Note:
Ed Rossbach's health problems at the time of the interview affected his ability to recall certain events.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Oral history interview with Ed Rossbach (37 p. transcript) and Katherine Westphal (49 p.) conducted by Paul J. Smith in preparation for the exhibition "The Ties That Bind: Fiber Art by Ed Rossbach and Katherine Westphal from the Daphne Farago Collection" sponsored by the Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art.(The exhibition was held at RISD, 17 October 1997-11 January 1998 and at the American Craft Museum, NYC, 25 June-6 September 1998.) Two exhibition catalogs are also included.
Citation:
Oral History interviews with Ed Rossbach and Katherine Westphal, 1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Rossbach: b. 1914; d. 2002. Westphal: b. 1919. Both are fiber artists, Berkeley, Calif.; he the weaver, and she the painter/printer.
Provenance:
Donated 1998 by the Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Decorative arts
Fiber artists
Fiberwork
Interviews
Sound recordings
Textile fabrics
Weavers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6147
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216369
AAA_collcode_smitpaul
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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