Oral history interview with Alfonso Ossorio, 1968 November 19
Ossorio, Alfonso A., 1916-1990
Harvard University. Germanic Museum
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Transcript: 35 pages
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Interview of Alfonso A. Ossorio conducted 1968 November 19, by Forrest Selvig, for the Archives of American Art.
Ossorio speaks of his youth and education in England and the United States; attending Harvard; working as a medical illustrator for the Army; coming to New York and becoming acquainted with Jackson Pollock and other New York artists; a mural commission he received for a church in the Philippines; the difficulty of introducing new ideas into Catholic art; traveling to Paris; his association with Jean Dubuffet; changes in his technique; his work in collage; his affiliation with the Signa Gallery; abstract expressionism.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Alfonso Ossorio, 1968 November 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/ossori68.htm
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Location of original tape unknown.
Alfonso Ossorio (1916-1990) was a painter in Wainscott, 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