Oral history interview with Ernest Briggs, 1982 July 12-October 21
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-1984
Still, Clyfford E.
Club (New York, N.Y.)
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project
University of California, San Francisco.School of Fine Arts
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 41 pages
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 10 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Ernest Briggs conducted 1982 July 12-1982 October 21, by Barbara Shikler, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project.
Briggs discusses his contact with Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, and David Park at the California School of Fine Arts. He speaks of the relationship between Rothko and Still, and the activities of The Club. Briggs discusses his own work and career as well.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ernest Briggs, 1982 July 12-October 21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line.
Funding for this interview provided by the Mark Rothko Foundation. 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.
Ernest Briggs (1923-1984) was a painter from New York, New York.
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and his Times oral history project, with funding provided by the Mark Rothko Foundation. Others interviewed on the project (by various interviewers) include: Sonia Allen, Sally Avery, Ben-Zion, Bernard Braddon, Rhys Caparn, Elaine de Kooning, Herbert Ferber, Esther Gottlieb, Juliette Hays, Sidney Janis, Buffie Johnson, Jacob Kainen, Louis Kaufman, Jack Kufeld, Katharine Kuh, Stanley Kunitz, Joseph Liss, Dorothy Miller, Betty Parsons, Wallace Putnam, Rebecca Reis, Maurice Roth, Sidney Schectman, Aaron Siskind, Joseph Solman, Hedda Sterne, Jack Tworkov, Esteban Vicente and Ed Weinstein. Each has been cataloged separately.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001