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Oral history interview with Peter Busa, 1965 September 5

view Oral history interview with Peter Busa, 1965 September 5 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Busa, Peter, 1914-1985
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Massachusetts
Physical Description:
Transcript: 45 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded as 2 sound tapes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 37 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Peter Busa conducted 1965 September 5, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art. Busa speaks of family background; influences on his work; and his work on the WPA. He recalls Arshile Gorky, Stuart Davis, Jackson Pollock, William Baziotes, Kamrowski, and discusses his work being purchased by art patron Walter Chrysler in the late 1950's.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Peter Busa, 1965 September 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Peter Busa (1914-1985) was a painter and sculptor from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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:
Art, Abstract
Interviews
Painters
Painters
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11686
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214092
AAA_collcode_busa65
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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