Oral history interview with Peter Busa, 1965 September 5
Busa, Peter, 1914-1985
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
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Transcript: 45 pages
Originally recorded as 2 sound tapes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 37 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
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.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Peter Busa, 1965 September 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Peter Busa (1914-1985) was a painter and sculptor from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001