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Oral history interview with Marguerite Wildenhain, 1982 March 14

view Oral history interview with Marguerite Wildenhain, 1982 March 14 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985
Interviewer:
Bray, Hazel V.
Subject:
Krehan, Max
Marcks, Gerhard
Bauhaus
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 63 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 7 min.
Summary:
An interview of Marguerite Wildenhain conducted 1982 March 14, by Hazel Bray, for the Archives of American Art.
Wildenhain speaks of her early interest in pottery; studying at the Bauhaus; the Bauhaus philosophy; her apprenticeship as a potter under Max Krehan; studying under Gerhard Marcks; becoming the first woman master potter in Germany in 1926; fleeing the Nazis to Holland; coming to the United States; moving to California and teaching at the California College of Arts and Crafts; craftsmanship as a way of life; and her sources of inspiration.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Marguerite Wildenhain, 1982 March 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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:
Marguerite Wildenhain (1896-1985) was a potter from Guerneville, California.
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:
Ceramicists
Ceramics
Decorative arts
Interviews
Sound recordings
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12152
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212301
AAA_collcode_wilden82
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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