Oral history interview with Martin Friedman, 1965 Sept. 3-Sept. 5
Friedman, Martin, 1896-1980
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Ryder, Albert Pinkham
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Sound recording: 2 sound tape reels ; 5 in.
Transcript: 27 p.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Martin Friedman in Provincetown, Mass. conducted 1965 Sept. 3-Sept. 5, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Friedman discusses his background and education; Albert Pinkham Ryder's work and the influence it had on him; his artistic development; the importance of music to his life and work; exhibitions; and painting techniques.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Martin Friedman, 1965 Sept. 3-Sept. 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line.
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.
Martin Friedman (1896-1980) was a painter from Budapest, Hungary.
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