Oral history interview with Anne Truitt, 2002 April-August
Truitt, Anne Dean, 1921-2004
Berman, Anne Louise, 1975-
Bryn Mawr College
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Sound recording: master 7 sound discs (400 min.) : digital 2 5/8 in.
Sound recording, duplicate: 6 cassettes
Originally recorded on 7 sound discs. Reformated in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 36 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Anne Truitt conducted 2002 April-August, by Anne Louise Bayly, for the Archives of American Art, in Washington, D.C.
Truitt speaks of her childhood in Easton, Maryland, the landscape, her parents, her early schooling and childhood friends; visiting her relative in Charlottesville, Virginia.; the mountains in N.C.; attending Bryn Mawr; studying psychology; working as a nurse; her marriage to James Truitt; the birth of her children and motherhood; studying Japanese; living in Japan and her work there; her first exposure to art; her beginning to sculpt; studying sculpture; working as an artist; exhibitions at Andre Emmerich Gallery and the Minami Gallery; Heracletus; Latin and its relation to her work; teaching at Mount Vernon Seminar, the Madeira School and the University of Maryland; and Yaddo. She recalls Katherine Graham, Clement Greenberg, James Lee Byars, Ramon Osuna, Sam Francis, Anthony Armstrong Jones, Beverly Pepper, and David Smith.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Anne Truitt, 2002 April-August. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available online.
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.
Anne Truitt (1921-2004) was an artist from Washington, D.C.
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