Oral history interview with Louise Nevelson, 1964 June-1965 Jan. 14 and undated
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
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Partial transcript: 54 pages.
Originally recorded on 5 sound tape reels and 1 cassette. Reels reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr. 41 min. Sound quality is poor.
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Partial transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Louise Nevelson conducted 1964 June-1966 and undated, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Nevelson discusses The Club, the "Art News Group," and European artists' migration to New York. She speaks of new concepts in art, and debates with Seckler the questions of public acceptance of new art forms and changing standards. She also talks about her work, how she developed her box sculptures, her use of odd forms, spaces and abstractions.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Louise Nevelson, 1964 June-1965 Jan. 14 and undated. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001