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Oral history interview with Helen Frankenthaler, 1968

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Interviewee:
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011
Interviewer:
Rose, Barbara, 1938-
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem
Dzubas, Friedel
Feeley, Paul
Greenberg, Clement
Hartigan, Grace
Hofmann, Hans
Kandinsky, Wassily
Motherwell, Robert Burns
Picasso, Pablo
Pollock, Jackson
Tamayo, Rufino
Bennington College
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.
Transcript: 41 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Sound quality is very poor.
Summary:
An interview of Helen Frankenthaler conducted 1968, by Barbara Rose, for the Archives of American Art.
Frankenthaler speaks of studying art at Bennington College with Paul Feeley; the influence of Picasso and Kandinsky on her work; Clement Greenberg and his relationship with Frankenthaler and other artists; studying with Hans Hofmann and Rufino Tamayo; her childhood; meeting Robert Motherwell; the New York School; and Jackson Pollock, his paintings, technique, and influence on her. She also describes her technique, painting on the floor, titles, and color versus drawing. Frankenthaler recalls Grace Hartigan, Friedel Dzubas, Willem de Kooning, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Helen Frankenthaler, 1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Helen Frankenthaler (1928- 2011) was a painter from New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Painters
Painting
Sculptors
Sound recordings
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12171
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212046
AAA_collcode_franke69
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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