Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. 2 reels reformated in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 7 min. Sound quality is poor.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Stephen Greene conducted 1968 June 8, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Greene speaks of his early life and family; the art education that he received; the major events that influenced his painting; how his artistic career developed throughout the late 1940s, 1950s and 1960s; the forms and subject matter he used in his works. Greene also recalls Philip Guston, Perry Rathbone, Grant Wood, Hyman Bloom, Betty Parsons, and others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Stephen Greene, 1968 June 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Stephen Greene (1918-1999) was a painter from Valley Cottage, N.Y
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