Oral history interview with David Barr, 1982 December 28-1983 January 25
Barr, David John, 1939-
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Transcript: 147 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.
An interview of David Barr conducted 1982 December 28-1983 January 25, by Linda Abramsky, for the Archives of American Art.
Barr speaks of his childhood; family background; education; influences on his development; the influence of nature on his work; his use of color; his philosophies of life, death, and work; the evolution of his work; his sources of inspirations; his "Four Corners" sculpture project; and his personal life and interests.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with David Barr, 1982 December 28-1983 January 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.
David Barr (1939- ) is a sculptor and painter from Oak Park, Michigan.
These interviews are 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