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Oral history interview with Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen, 1983 August 31-1984 February 24

Interviewee:
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
Subject:
Hofmann, Hans
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 36 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes.
Summary:
An interview of Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen conducted 1983 August 31-1984 February 24, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Adams and Van Hoesen speak of their backgrounds and art training; the figurative tradition in the Bay area; the importance of the model and the difference in Adams' and Van Hoesen's approaches to their subjects and to the nude. Van Hoesen discusses her series and book, "The Nude Man." Adams recalls Hans Hofmann.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen, 1983 August 31-1984 February 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Mark Adams, painter and tapissier (San Francisco, California) Beth Van Hoesen, painter and printmaker (San Francisco, California)
Provenance:
These interviews are 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
Topic:
Art
Artists' models
Figurative art
Interviews
Nude in art
Painters
Printmakers
Sound recordings
Tapissiers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12674
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211921
AAA_collcode_adams83
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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