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Oral history interview with Raphael Soyer, 1981 May 13-June 1

view Oral history interview with Raphael Soyer, 1981 May 13-June 1 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987
Interviewer:
Brown, Milton Wolf, 1911-1998
Subject:
Du Bois, Guy Pène
Gorky, Arshile
Gottlieb, Adolph
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo
Sloan, John French
Stella, Joseph
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 70 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded 3 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 55 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Raphael Soyer conducted 1981 May 13-1981 June 1, by Milton Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Soyer speaks of his youth in Czarist Russia; coming to the United States in 1912; his and his brothers' early interest in art; his education at the Cooper-Union School and the National Academy of Design; early exhibitions of his work; artists who influenced him; artists whose portraits he painted; his philosophies of painting; realism in painting; subject matter which interests him; and his feelings about abstract expressionism. He recalls Guy Pene Du Bois, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, John Sloan and Joseph Stella.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Raphael Soyer, 1981 May 13-June 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available online.
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. Funding for this interview was provided by the Wyeth Endowment for American Art.
Biography Note:
Raphael Soyer (1899-1987) was a painter from New York, N.Y.
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:
Abstract expressionism
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12711
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212106
AAA_collcode_soyer81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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