Oral history interview with Hans Burkhardt, 1974 November 25
Burkhardt, Hans Gustav, 1904-1994
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
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Transcript: 44 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 58 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Hans Burkhardt conducted 1974 November 25, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Burkhardt speaks of his experiences in New York in the 1930s; studying with Arshile Gorky; his career in Los Angeles; his friendships with artists including Mark Tobey; Los Angeles in the 1930s; his work; and teaching. Also present were Jean-Luc Bordeaux and Thordis Burkhardt.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Hans Burkhardt, 1974 November 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Hans Burkhardt (1904-1994) was a painter, printmaker, educator, and collector from Los Angeles, California.
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