Oral history interview with Maurice Roth, 1984 September 15
Roth, Maurice, 1892-1983
Cloudman, Ruth Howard, 1948-
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project
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Transcript: 18 pages.
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 52 min.
An interview of Maurice Roth conducted 1984 September 15, by Ruth Howard Cloudman, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project.
Roth speaks of his parents and the family's background in Russia. He recounts the circumstances of their emigration to the United States and Mark's growing up in Portland, Or. He tries to remember the family's reaction to Mark's art.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Maurice Roth, 1984 September 15. 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.
Maurice Roth (1892-1983), the brother of Mark Rothko, was from Portland Or.
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, Ernest Briggs, 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, Sidney Schectman, Aaron Siskind, Joseph Solman, Hedda Sterne, Jack Tworkov, Esteban Vicente and Ed Weinstein. Each has been cataloged separately.
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