Oral history interview with Isabel Bishop, 1987 November 12-December 11
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988
Du Bois, Guy Pène
Gruskin, Alan D.
Miller, Kenneth Hayes
Sweeney, James Johnson
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 130 pages
Originally recorded 4 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 56 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Isabel Bishop conducted 1987 November 12-December 11, by Cynthia Nadelman, for the Archives of American Art.
Bishop discusses her family background; moving to New York; her studio in Union Square; "Reality" magazine; and her figurative sculpture and portraiture. She recalls Reginald Marsh, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Raphael Soyer, Alan Gruskin, Guy Pene du Bois, James Johnson Sweeney, and others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Isabel Bishop, 1987 November 12-December 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Isabel Bishop (1902-1988) was a painter from New York, New York.
This interview is 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 administrators.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001