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Oral history interview with Allan Kaprow, 1981 Feb. 5-18

view Oral history interview with Allan Kaprow, 1981 Feb. 5-18 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Kaprow, Allan, 1927-2006
Interviewer:
Roth, Moira, 1933-
Subject:
Cage, John
Schapiro, Meyer
Segal, George
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 4 sound cassettes
Transcript: 69 p.
Summary:
An interview of Allan Kaprow conducted 1981 Feb. 5-18, by Moira Roth, for the Archives of American Art.
Kaprow speaks of his family background and the early development of his interest in art; his education at New York University; meeting Meyer Schapiro; his friendship with George Segal; the development of his personal style and of his performance art; his teaching career; his views on education; his personal philosophies. He recalls John Cage.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Allan Kaprow, 1981 Feb. 5-18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Allen Kaprow (1927-2006) was a painter and educator from Los Angeles, Calif.
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:
Educators
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12195
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211956
AAA_collcode_kaprow81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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