Oral history interview with John Clem Clarke, 1972 July 13
Clarke, John Clem, 1937-
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Karp, Ivan C.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript: 31 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 58 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of John Clem Clarke conducted 1972 July 13, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Clarke speaks of his education; playing football for Oregon State University; his early aspirations to teach art; his travels; his studio in Liverpool, England during the Pop Art period, 1962; action painting; his use of stencils and photography; a painting's "visual code"; his influences; his dealers including Ivan C. Karp and Jill Kornblee; and "old master subjects". Clarke also explains his color theory.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Clem Clarke, 1972 July 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
John Clem Clarke (1937-) is a painter from New York, New York.
This interview is 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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001