Oral history interview with Gandy Brodie, 1965 September 6
Brodie, Gandy, 1924-1975
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
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Transcript: 24 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 5 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Gandy Brodie conducted 1965 September 6, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art. Brodie speaks of his childhood; trips to Paris and Florence; the European reaction to American Art in the 1950's; his paintings, including "City Anguish" and "Demolition"; the influence of Billie Holliday; his early works; Meyer Schapiro's support; and his techniques and intentions.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Gandy Brodie, 1965 September 6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Gandy Brodie (1925-1975) was a painter from West Townshend, Vermont.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001