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Karl E. Fortess taped interviews with artists, [1963-1985]

Creator:
Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907-1993
Subject:
Penney, James
Kahn, Wolf
Ferber, Herbert
Prohaska, Ray
Sample, Paul Starrett
Greene, Balcomb
Mandel, Howard
Adler, Samuel
Avery, Sally Michel
Thon, William
Groth, John
Pattison, Abbott Lawrence
Candell, Victor
Gross, Chaim
Leslie, Alfred
Held, Al
Melcarth, Edward
D'Arcangelo, Allan
Hudson, Gary Van Voorhees
Simon, Sidney
Callahan, Kenneth L.
Alexander, F. O. (Franklin Osborne)
Dickinson, Edwin Walter
Klitgaard, Georgina
Reich, Murray
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward
Greenwood, Marion
Zerbe, Karl
Baber, Alice
Schreiber, Georges
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette
Motherwell, Robert Burns
Brooks, James
Siporin, Mitchell
Ossorio, Alfonso A.
Knaths, Karl
Palmer, William C. (William Charles)
Weinberg, Elbert
Salemme, Lucia Autorino
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin)
Opper, John
Schwartz, Henry
Marantz, Irving
De Diego, Julio
Moy, Seong
Boghosian, Varujan
Kingman, Dong
Angeloch, Robert
Alcalay, Albert
Burlin, Paul
Baumbach, Harold
Nakian, Reuben
Berger, Jason
Manso, Leo
Orsini, Robert
Dehner, Dorothy
Bell, Leland
Vytlacil, Vaclav
Blanch, Arnold
Engle, Harry
Rickey, George
Laning, Edward
Jenkins, Paul
Kallem, Henry
Passlof, Pat (Patricia)
Sternberg, Harry
Wilson, John Woodrow
Benton, Thomas Hart
Mazur, Michael
Solman, Joseph
De Kooning, Elaine
Soyer, Isaac
Yarde, Richard
Jules, Mervin
Rivers, Larry
Koch, John
Kaz, Nathaniel
Winters, Denny Sonke
Grippe, Peter J.
Mattson, Henry E (Henry Elis)
Frankenthaler, Helen
Martin, Fletcher
Parker, Raymond
Armitage, Kenneth
Blume, Peter
Frank, Mary
Hartigan, Grace
Magafan, Ethel
Eichenberg, Fritz
Guston, Philip
Neustadt, Barbara
Picken, George
Marcus, Marcia
Lee, Doris
De Creeft, José
Florsheim, Richard A.
Murch, Walter Tandy
Neel, Alice
Hoener, Arthur
Gibran, Kahlil
Lipton, Seymour
Blackburn, Robert Hamilton
Gonzalez, Xavier
Dodd, Lamar
Demetropoulos, Charles
King, William Dickey
Romano, Umberto Roberto
Weeks, James
Ernst, Jimmy
Levine, Jack
Floch, Joseph
Harmon, Lily
Schrag, Karl
Citron, Minna Wright
Glaser, Milton
Pachner, William
Gottlieb, Adolph
Pollet, Joseph C.
Lassaw, Ibram
Cusumano, Stefano
Laderman, Gabriel
Watkins, Franklin Chenault
Dehn, Adolf Arthur
Marsicano, Nicholas
Fine, Perle
Laufman, Sidney
Sander, Ludwig
Lechay, James
Soyer, Raphael
Swan, Barbara
Pike, John
Hirsch, Joseph
Pineda, Marianna
Chavez, Edward Arcenio
Katz, Alex
Breinin, Raymond
Stoltenberg, Donald
Tovish, Harold
Morgan, Maud Cabot
Cherry, Herman
Vehara, Carole
Haeberlin, Carolyn
Cote, Alan A.
Heliker, John Edward
Baskin, Leonard
Sterne, Hedda
Summers, Carol
Hurwitz, Sidney
Nivola, Costantino
Busa, Peter
Kroll, Leon
Metcalf, Conger A.
Poons, Larry
Taylor, John
Crampton, Rollin McNeil
Morris, Kyle Randolph
Scarlett, Rolph
Preusser, Robert O. (Robert Ormerod)
Maril, Herman
Brook, Alexander
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison),
Dobkin, Alexander
Toney, Anthony
Vickrey, Robert
Muench, John
Lasker, Joe
Kaplan, Joseph
Solomon, Hyde
Russo, Alexander
Crawford, Ralston
Hale, Robert Beverly
Matsubara, Naoko
Abeles, Sigmund
Rosati, James
Woodruff, Hale Aspacio
Bishop, Isabel
Christ-Janer, Albert
Moffett, Ross E.
Pearlstein, Philip
Mason, Emily
Moss, Ben Frank
Loew, Michael
Philipp, Robert
Townley, Hugh
Hillsmith, Fannie
Leiber, Gerson August
Rose, Herman
Lewis, Norman
Aach, Herbert
Merkin, Richard
Polonsky, Arthur
Golub, Leon
Frasconi, Antonio
Bohlen, Nina
Lee-Smith, Hughie
Milton, Peter Winslow
Bearden, Romare
Bourgeois, Louise
Ponce de Leon, Michael
Pickens, Alton
Barnet, Will
Finkelstein, Louis
Kienbusch, William Austin
Brandt, Warren
Cox, Jan
Petrov, Dimitre
Lawrence, Jacob
Kay, Reed
Bromberg, Manuel
Dodd, Betty
Neuman, Robert S. (Robert Sterling)
Ruellan, Andrée
Peterdi, Gabor
Birmelin, Robert
Gwathmey, Robert
Small, Hannah
Morris, George L. K. (George Lovett Kingsland)
Bolotowsky, Ilya
Solomon, Syd
Schwartz, Manfred
Castellón, Federico
White, Charles
Chaet, Bernard
Sokole, Miron
Eshoo, Robert
Plate, Walter
Stone, Sylvia
Refregier, Anton
Browning, Colleen
Soyer, Moses
Schmidt, Katherine
Kallem, Herbert
Wilson, Reginald
Biddle, George
Blanch, Lucile Lundquist
Kepes, Gyorgy
Tam, Reuben
Vicente, Esteban
Graziani, Sante
Hovannes, John
Chasteen, Ancil
Margo, Boris
Redein, Alex
Lucioni, Luigi
Freilicher, Jane
Moller, Hans
Cox, Gardner
Steffen, Bernard J.
Isenburger, Eric
Sanders, Joop A.
Gikow, Ruth Levine
Sievan, Maurice
Katzman, Herbert
Resnick, Milton
Reisman, Philip
Andrews, Benny
Botkin, Henry
Wilson, Sol
Stamos, Theodoros
Prestopino, Gregorio
D'Arista, Robert
Alston, Charles Henry
Georges, Paul
Edwards, Ethel
Stasik, Andrew
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
268 interviews recorded on 205 audio cassettes.
Access Note / Rights:
Untranscribed; use requires prior notice, and is limited to Archives of American Art offices.
Summary:
Untranscribed taped interviews, 30 to 60 minutes in length, of painters, sculptors, and printmakers. The interviews were conducted and recorded by Fortess of the School of Fine and Applied Arts, Boston University, in part, under a contract with the Office of Education, U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare. Fortess' Final Report on the project, June 1968, summarizes the objective was "to develop a library of taped interviews with contemporary American painters, sculptors, and graphic artists, such interviews to be concerned with questions of technical, professional and personal interest."
Among the interviewees are Kenneth Armitage, Will Barnet, Romare Bearden, George Biddle, James Brooks, Adolph Dehn, Jane Freilicher, Julian Levi, Alice Neel, Larry Rivers, Moses Soyer, Dorothy Varian, and many others.
Citation:
Karl E. Fortess taped interviews with artists, [1963-1985]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Location of Originals:
Duplicate tapes also available at Boston University in the Fine and Applied Arts Library and the Mugar Library.
Use Note:
The donor has specified as a condition of the gift that the tapes may not be transcribed or edited.
Biography Note:
Fortess was a painter and printmaker, b. 1907 in Belgium. [Fortess died in 1993.]
Provenance:
Donated 1978-1985 by Karl Fortess.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13399
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216518
AAA_collcode_fortkarl
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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