Oral history interview with Will Barnet, 1993 April 9
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Sound recording: 1 sound cassette : analog.
Transcript: 45 pages
Originally recorded 1 sound cassette. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 28 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Will Barnet conducted 1993 April 9, by Stephen Polcari, for the Archives of American Art, in Barnet's studio, at 15 Gramercy Park, New York. Barnet talks about his education at the Boston Museum School and the Art Students League; art education after the Abstract Expressionists; the development of his own work between the 1930's and the 1970's; his involvement with the Indian Space movement; and his work with the Florsheim and Elizabeth Foundations and the Creative Artists Network.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Will Barnet, 1993 April 9. 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.
Will Barnet (1911- ) is a painter and printmaker 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. Funding for this interview was provided by the Horace N. Goldsmith Foundation.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001