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Oral history interview with Leon Golub, 1965

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Interviewee:
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004
Interviewer:
Hooton, Bruce Duff, 1928-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.
Transcript: 9 pages
General Note:
An unrelated interview of Stuart Klonis conducted by B. Hooton is also on this tape.
Summary:
An interview of Leon Golub conducted by Bruce Hooton in 1965 for the Archives of American Art.
Golub speaks of his education at the University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago Art ; the unusual nature of the Expressionists; the influence of Classical art on his work; living in France; an interest in describing notions of humanity in his work; influences of primitive ideology on his work; the difference between public and private art; the idea of metaphysical and physical combat in his work, especially in relation to his service in the army; implications of certain paintings he had in his studio at the time of the interview. Golub also recalls Robert Indiana; Kathleen Blackshear, Robert Leventhal, Paul Wieghardt, Max Beckmann, Hugo Weber, Bill Payton, Alton Pickens, Oskar Kokoschka, Jean Dubuffet, Pablo Picasso, José Clemente Orozco, Jackson Pollock, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Leon Golub, 1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter; New York, N.Y.; b. 1922, in Chicago, Ill.; d. Aug. 8, 2004, in Manhattan, N.Y.
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, American
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11646
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214184
AAA_collcode_golub65
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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