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Oral history interview with Gordon Cook, 1981 May 11-June 2

view Oral history interview with Gordon Cook, 1981 May 11-June 2 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Cook, Gordon, 1927-1985
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
Subject:
Adams, Mark
Bischoff, Elmer Nelson
Brown, Joan
Brown, William Theo
Light, Alvin
Lloyd, George
Neri, Manuel
Thiebaud, Wayne
Van Hoesen, Beth
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript 55 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 59 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Gordon Cook conducted 1981 May 11-1981 June 2, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Cook speaks of figurative art in California; his concern for the model's personality and expression; poses and props; interaction between the artist and the model; Patty Jordan as a model; professional and non-professional models. Cook also speaks of the San Francisco arts community and his association with Mark Adams, Elmer Nelson Bischoff, Joan Brown, William Theophilus Brown, Alvin Light, George Lloyd, Manuel Neri, Wayne Thiebaud, Beth Van Hoesen, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Gordon Cook, 1981 May 11-June 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3197 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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:
Gordon Cook (1927-1985) was a painter from San Francisco, California.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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:
Artists' models
Artists' models
Figurative art
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12615
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212042
AAA_collcode_cook81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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