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Oral history interview with Kenneth L. Showell, 1972 August 17

view Oral history interview with Kenneth L. Showell, 1972 August 17 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Showell, Kenneth L., 1939-1997
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 96 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Kenneth L. Showell conducted 1972 August 17, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Showell speaks of his family background and education in the Midwest; attending Kansas City Art Institute, and his education there; graduate studies at Indiana University; changes in techniques; the influence of abstract expressionism; teaching at Indiana University; moving to New York; the development of his grid and folded canvas paintings; his drawings and prints; color; illusion in painting.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Kenneth L. Showell, 1972 August 17. 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:
Kenneth L. Showell (1939-1997) was a painter from New York, N.Y.
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:
Abstract expressionism
Art
Art, American
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11665
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213094
AAA_collcode_showel72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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