Oral history interview with Esteban Vicente, 1982 April 6
Vicente, Esteban, 1903-2001
Club (New York, N.Y.)
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 18 pages
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 12 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Esteban Vicente conducted 1982 April 6, by Phyllis Tuchman, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project.
Vicente recalls the gallery activity of the 1940s and 1950s. He describes The Club and the exhibition on 9th Street arranged by many of those artists. He remembers Mark Rothko as a casual acquaintance and the society of artists living in the Hamptons. Vicente speaks about coming to the United States, acting as vice-consul in Philadelphia for the Loyalist camp during the Spanish Civil War. He discusses his own work and his feelings about the work of his contemporaries.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Esteban Vicente, 1982 April 6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line.
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.
Esteban Vicente (1903-2001) was a painter from New York, N.Y.
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, 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, Maurice Roth, Aaron Siskind, Joseph Solman, Hedda Sterne, Jack Tworkov, and Ed Weinstein. Each has been cataloged separately.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001