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Oral history interview with Jack Tworkov, 1962 August 17

Interviewee:
Tworkov, Jack, 1900-1982
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem
Gatch, Lee
Kline, Franz
Knaths, Karl
Moffett, Ross E.
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 17 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Duration is 32 min.
Summary:
An interview of Jack Tworkov conducted 1962 August 17, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Tworkov speaks of the influence upon him of Karl Knaths and Ross Moffett; his early rebellion from the influence of French Impressionism; his friendships with Knaths and with Lee Gatch; his association with the Federal Art Project's easel painting project; experimenting with still life painting; and his affiliation with the Eight Street Club. He recalls Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jack Tworkov, 1962 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:
Jack Tworkov (1900-1982) was a painter in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is 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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Interviews
Painters
Painting, Modern
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13165
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213388
AAA_collcode_tworko62
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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