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Oral history interview with Louise Nevelson, 1972 Jan. 30

view Oral history interview with Louise Nevelson, 1972 Jan. 30 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988
Interviewer:
Glimcher, Arnold B., 1938-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 18 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 46 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Louise Nevelson conducted 1972 Jan. 30, by Arnold Glimcher, for the Archives of American Art.
Nevelson speaks of her childhood aspirations to become an artist; critics and patrons; the New York art world in the 1930s through the mid-1950s; the role of women in art; preconceptions of masculine versus feminine styles; her materials and tools; her choice to create sculpture rather than paintings; the influence of American Indian and African art; city construction forms in her sculpture; and collectors and collecting.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Louise Nevelson, 1972 Jan. 30. 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.
Biography Note:
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was a sculptor 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:
Art
Interviews
Sculptors
Sculpture
Sound recordings
Women artists
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13163
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212133
AAA_collcode_nevels72
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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