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Oral history interview with Frank Stella, 1969

Interviewee:
Stella, Frank, 1936-
Interviewer:
Tillim, Sidney, 1925-2001
Subject:
Bannard, Walter Darby
Fried, Michael
Noland, Kenneth
Seitz, William Chapin
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 32 pages
Summary:
An interview of Frank Stella conducted in 1969, by Sidney Tillim, for the Archives of American Art.
Stella speaks of his expectations and ambitions regarding his painting career; the development of his artistic ability as a child; his early tendencies to rebel against convention in art; the influence of other abstract expressionists, particularly Kenneth Noland; his education at Princeton; studying under William Seitz; and the present status of figurative painting. He recalls Walter Darby Bannard and Michael Fried.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Frank Stella, 1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Location of original tape unknown.
Biography Note:
Frank Stella (1936- ) is a painter from New York, New York.
Provenance:
This interview is 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:
Abstract expressionism
Interviews
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12499
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212104
AAA_collcode_stella69
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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