Oral history interview with Reuben Kadish, 1992 Apr. 15
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992
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Sound recording: 1 sound cassette.
Transcript: 40 p.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Reuben Kadish conducted 1992 Apr. 15, by Stephen Polcari, for the Archives of American Art. Kadish discusses designing murals for the WPA in the 1930s; working as an artist in the South Pacific for the U.S. Army during World War II; the N.Y. art scene in the 1940s; and his views on government support of the arts and on art censorship. He recalls Jackson Pollock.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Reuben Kadish, 1992 Apr. 15. 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.
Reuben Kadish (1913-1992) was a painter, sculptor, and mural painter from New York, N.Y.
These interviews are 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