Oral history interview with Naomie Kremer, 2001 Mar. 16
Kremer, Naomie, 1953-
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
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Transcript: 23 p.
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 2 min.
An interview of Naomie Kremer conducted 2001 Mar. 16, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Kremer's home, in Oakland, Calif.
Kremer discusses her experience as an artists' model from 1974 as a student in London to more recent times in California. She discusses issues of posing nude, something that was not fully accepted at the time; her interest in having that experience; her appreciation, after years of life drawing, of the contribution of the model; a photo session with Judy Dater at the Djerassi Foundation artist retreat; and the connection to her own current work about desire and tension. She explained how she is attracted to the "unfolding of impulse," both in posing and in painting.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Naomie Kremer, 2001 Mar. 16. 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.
Naomie Kremer (1953-) is an artist's model from Oakland, Calif. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Kremer grew up in Brooklyn where she took art classes at The Brooklyn Museum of Art. After a career in advertising and design, Kremer went back to school at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, where she now teaches painting and life drawing.
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 the transcription of this interview provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001