Oral history interview with Michael Spafford and Elizabeth Sandvig, 1992 September 2-4
Spafford, Michael, 1935-
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
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Transcript: 99 pages.
Originally recorded 5 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 17 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Michael Spafford and Elizabeth Sandvig conducted 1992 September 2-4, by Paul Karlstrom, at their home in Seattle, Washington, for the Archives of American Art. Spafford and Sandvig discuss their marriage and their separate careers, and the controversy and trial resulting from Spafford's "Labors of Hercules" murals at the Washington State Capital Assembly Chamber in Olympia.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Michael Spafford and Elizabeth Sandvig, 1992 September 2-4. 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.
Michael Spafford (1935- ) is a painter and sculptor from Seattle, Washington. Spafford married painter and sculptor Elizabeth Sandvig in 1959.
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