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Oral history interview with Ed Moses, 1980 July 10-12

view Oral history interview with Ed Moses, 1980 July 10-12 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Moses, Ed, 1926-
Interviewer:
Figoten, Sheldon
Subject:
Altoon, John
Bengston, Billy Al
Castelli, Leo
Johns, Jasper
Lebrun, Rico
Rauschenberg, Robert
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 142 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 52 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Ed Moses conducted 1980 July 10-12, by Sheldon Figoten, for the Archives of American Art.
Moses speaks of his family background and early education; his childhood and its impact on him and his work; his U.S. Navy service; his education at Long Beach City College and at the University of California, Los Angeles; studying under Rico Lebrun; his friendships with Billy Al Bengston and John Altoon; the Ferus Gallery; environmental projects; living in Spain; the impact of the old masters; and his exhibitions. He recalls Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Leo Castelli.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ed Moses, 1980 July 10-12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3198 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:
Ed Moses (1926- ) is a painter from Venice, Calif.
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 interviSews 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
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13115
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212070
AAA_collcode_moses80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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