Oral history interview with Isabel Bishop, 1959 May 29
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988
Morse, John D., 1906-
Miller, Kenneth Hayes
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 19 pages
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 46 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Isabel Bishop conducted by John D. Morse on 1959 May 29 for the Archives of American Art.
Bishop speaks of her painting materials and methods including the preparation of canvases, types and qualities of paint, permanence, underpainting, varnishes, and subject matter. Bishop also describes the methods of Kenneth Hayes Miller.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Isabel Bishop, 1959 May 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Isabel Bishop (1902-1988) was a painter in New York, New York.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001