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Oral history interview with Stanley William Hayter, 1971 Mar. 11

Interviewee:
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Subject:
New School Art Center (New York, N.Y.)
Tamarind Institute
Tamarind Lithography Workshop
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel (1 hour 15 min.) ; 5 in.
Transcript: 12 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Stanley William Hayter conducted 1971 Mar. 11, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Hayter speaks of his trip to the U.S. in 1940, the Atelier for etching techniques at the New School for Social Research and some of the members in the group, the influence of the WPA on American art, the studios on 8th and 13th Streets and the variety of personalities and working methods among those who inhabited them. He discusses the relationship between teacher and student, the influence of the exhibition of Atelier prints at the Museum of Modern Art, life in America as compared with that in France, printmaking in Europe and America, the Tamarind Institute, the close of the Atelier in 1955, and the limitations of lithography.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Stanley William Hayter, 1971 Mar. 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 4210 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Stanley William Hayter (1901-1988) was a printmaker from Paris, France.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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:
Interviews
Printmakers
Prints
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11923
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211942
AAA_collcode_hayter71
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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