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Oral history interview with Peter Grippe, 1968 Aug. 27

view Oral history interview with Peter Grippe, 1968 Aug. 27 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Grippe, Peter J., 1912-2002
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Subject:
Brandeis University
Willard Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 2 sound files (1 hr., 51 min.) digital, wav file
Transcript: 32 pages
General Note:
Sound quality is poor. Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 51 min.
Summary:
An interview of Peter J. Grippe conducted 1968 August 27, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Grippe speaks of abstract expressionist and surrealists artists; abstract expressionist style in the 1940s; his approach to sculpture; printmaking; collaboration between printmakers and poets in the 1950s; working with terra cotta; making pottery and selling it to make a living; teaching at Brandeis University; working with armatures; being invited to join "The Pictograph Movement;" exhibitions at the Willard Gallery; City of Desolation; the Bounty series; the "9th Street Art Exhibition;" and travelling to Europe on a Guggenheim Fellowship. Grippe recalls Theodoros Stamos, David Smith, Louise Bourgeois, André Masson, Seymour Lipton, Herbert Ferber, Arshile Gorky, Roberto Matta, Edward Alden Jewell, Barney Newman, Julio Gonzalez, Pablo Picasso, Leo Castelli, James Rosati, Matt Gorelli, Hans Hofmann, Ibram Lassaw, Robert Motherwell, Alfred Barr, Richard Lippold, Sidney Gordin, Grace Borgenicht, Theo van Doesburg, Robert Mondrian, Auguste Rodin, Jean-Baptiste Carapeaux, William Stanley Hayter, Dylan Thomas, Frank O'Hara, Esteban Vicenti, Louise Nevelson, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Peter Grippe, 1968 Aug. 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
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.
Biography Note:
Peter Grippe (1912-2002) was a sculptor and printmaker from Newton, Massachusetts.
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:
Abstract expressionism
Expressionism (Art)
Interviews
Pottery
Printmakers
Prints
Sculptors
Sculpture
Sculpture, Modern
Sound recordings
Surrealism
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11840
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214106
AAA_collcode_grippe68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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