Oral history interview with Roland C. Petersen, 2002 Sept. 17
Petersen, Roland, 1926-
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
Hayter, Stanley William
Gogh, Vincent van
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Transcript: 12 p.
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Roland C. Petersen conducted 2002 Sept. 17, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Petersen's home, in Pacifica, Calif.
Petersen discusses his background, education, and his influences including Stanley William Hayter, Joan Miro, and Minor White, as well as his attraction to Asian brush painting which he learned from Chiuro Obata at Berkeley, Abstract Expressionism and the University of California, Davis. Also discussed are Cezanne's and Van Gogh's techniques.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Roland C. Petersen, 2002 Sept. 17. 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.
Roland Petersen (1926- ) is a painter from Pacifica, Calif.
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