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

Creator:
Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907-1993
Subject:
Aach, Herbert
Abeles, Sigmund
Adler, Samuel
Alcalay, Albert
Alexander, F. O. (Franklin Osborne)
Alston, Charles Henry
Andrews, Benny
Angeloch, Robert
Armitage, Kenneth
Avery, Sally Michel
Baber, Alice
Barnet, Will
Baskin, Leonard
Baumbach, Harold
Bearden, Romare
Bell, Leland
Benton, Thomas Hart
Berger, Jason
Biddle, George
Birmelin, Robert
Bishop, Isabel
Blackburn, Robert Hamilton
Blanch, Arnold
Blanch, Lucile Lundquist
Blume, Peter
Boghosian, Varujan
Bohlen, Nina
Bolotowsky, Ilya
Botkin, Henry
Bourgeois, Louise
Brandt, Warren
Breinin, Raymond
Bromberg, Manuel
Brook, Alexander
Brooks, James
Browning, Colleen
Burlin, Paul
Busa, Peter
Callahan, Kenneth L.
Candell, Victor
Castellón, Federico
Chaet, Bernard
Chasteen, Ancil
Chavez, Edward Arcenio
Cherry, Herman
Christ-Janer, Albert
Citron, Minna Wright
Cote, Alan A.
Cox, Gardner
Cox, Jan
Crampton, Rollin McNeil
Crawford, Ralston
Crawford, Ralston
Cusumano, Stefano
D'Arcangelo, Allan
D'Arista, Robert
De Creeft, José
De Diego, Julio
De Kooning, Elaine
Dehn, Adolf Arthur
Dehner, Dorothy
Demetropoulos, Charles
Dickinson, Edwin Walter
Dobkin, Alexander
Dodd, Betty
Dodd, Lamar
Edwards, Ethel
Eichenberg, Fritz
Engle, Harry
Ernst, Jimmy
Eshoo, Robert
Ferber, Herbert
Fine, Perle
Finkelstein, Louis
Floch, Joseph
Florsheim, Richard A.
Frank, Mary
Frankenthaler, Helen
Frasconi, Antonio
Freilicher, Jane
Georges, Paul
Gibran, Kahlil
Gikow, Ruth Levine
Glaser, Milton
Golub, Leon
Gonzalez, Xavier
Gottlieb, Adolph
Graziani, Sante
Greene, Balcomb
Greenwood, Marion
Grippe, Peter J.
Gross, Chaim
Groth, John
Guston, Philip
Gwathmey, Robert
Haeberlin, Carolyn
Hale, Robert Beverly
Harmon, Lily
Hartigan, Grace
Held, Al
Heliker, John Edward
Hillsmith, Fannie
Hirsch, Joseph
Hoener, Arthur
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison),
Hovannes, John
Hudson, Gary Van Voorhees
Hurwitz, Sidney
Isenburger, Eric
Jenkins, Paul
Jules, Mervin
Kahn, Wolf
Kallem, Henry
Kallem, Herbert
Kaplan, Joseph
Katz, Alex
Katzman, Herbert
Kay, Reed
Kaz, Nathaniel
Kepes, Gyorgy
Kienbusch, William Austin
King, William Dickey
Kingman, Dong
Klitgaard, Georgina
Knaths, Karl
Koch, John
Kroll, Leon
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward
Laderman, Gabriel
Laning, Edward
Lasker, Joe
Lassaw, Ibram
Laufman, Sidney
Lawrence, Jacob
Lechay, James
Lee, Doris
Lee-Smith, Hughie
Leiber, Gerson August
Leslie, Alfred
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin)
Levine, Jack
Lewis, Norman
Lipton, Seymour
Loew, Michael
Lucioni, Luigi
Magafan, Ethel
Mandel, Howard
Manso, Leo
Marantz, Irving
Marcus, Marcia
Margo, Boris
Maril, Herman
Marsicano, Nicholas
Martin, Fletcher
Mason, Emily
Matsubara, Naoko
Mattson, Henry E (Henry Elis)
Mazur, Michael
Melcarth, Edward
Merkin, Richard
Metcalf, Conger A.
Milton, Peter Winslow
Moffett, Ross E.
Moller, Hans
Morgan, Maud Cabot
Morris, George L. K. (George Lovett Kingsland)
Morris, Kyle Randolph
Moss, Ben Frank
Motherwell, Robert Burns
Moy, Seong
Muench, John
Murch, Walter Tandy
Nakian, Reuben
Neel, Alice
Neuman, Robert S. (Robert Sterling)
Neustadt, Barbara
Nivola, Costantino
Opper, John
Orsini, Robert
Ossorio, Alfonso A.
Pachner, William
Palmer, William C. (William Charles)
Parker, Raymond
Passlof, Pat (Patricia)
Pattison, Abbott Lawrence
Pearlstein, Philip
Penney, James
Peterdi, Gabor
Petrov, Dimitre
Philipp, Robert
Picken, George
Pickens, Alton
Pike, John
Pineda, Marianna
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette
Plate, Walter
Pollet, Joseph C.
Polonsky, Arthur
Ponce de Leon, Michael
Poons, Larry
Prestopino, Gregorio
Preusser, Robert O. (Robert Ormerod)
Prohaska, Ray
Redein, Alex
Refregier, Anton
Reich, Murray
Reisman, Philip
Resnick, Milton
Rickey, George
Rivers, Larry
Romano, Umberto Roberto
Rosati, James
Rose, Herman
Ruellan, Andrée
Russo, Alexander
Salemme, Lucia Autorino
Sample, Paul Starrett
Sander, Ludwig
Sanders, Joop A.
Scarlett, Rolph
Schmidt, Katherine
Schrag, Karl
Schreiber, Georges
Schwartz, Henry
Schwartz, Manfred
Sievan, Maurice
Simon, Sidney
Siporin, Mitchell
Small, Hannah
Sokole, Miron
Solman, Joseph
Solomon, Hyde
Solomon, Syd
Soyer, Isaac
Soyer, Moses
Soyer, Raphael
Stamos, Theodoros
Stasik, Andrew
Steffen, Bernard J.
Sternberg, Harry
Sterne, Hedda
Stoltenberg, Donald
Stone, Sylvia
Summers, Carol
Swan, Barbara
Tam, Reuben
Taylor, John
Thon, William
Toney, Anthony
Tovish, Harold
Townley, Hugh
Vehara, Carole
Vicente, Esteban
Vickrey, Robert
Vytlacil, Vaclav
Watkins, Franklin Chenault
Weeks, James
Weinberg, Elbert
White, Charles
Wilson, John Woodrow
Wilson, Reginald
Wilson, Sol
Winters, Denny Sonke
Woodruff, Hale Aspacio
Yarde, Richard
Zerbe, Karl
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.
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
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)13399
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216518
AAA_collcode_fortkarl
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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