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Oral history interview with Yvonne Jacquette, 2010 Oct. 19-21

Interviewee:
Jacquette, Yvonne, 1934-
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-
Subject:
Burckhardt, Rudy
Denby, Edwin Hooper
Grooms, Mimi Gross
Katz, Alex
Kushner, Robert
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project
Moore College of Art
New York (State).Metropolitan Transportation Authority.Arts for Transit
Parsons School of Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
University of Pennsylvania
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Sound recording, master: 3 sound files (2 hr., 55 min.) : digital, wav file
Transcript: 99 p.
Access Note / Rights:
ACCESS RESTRICTED; Use requires written permission.
Summary:
An interview of Yvonne Jacquette conducted 2010 Oct. 19 and 21, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Jacquette's home and studio, in New York, N.Y.
Jacquette talks about a current competition for art in a Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) subway station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue in New York City; mosaics and fresco; materials and methods; other MTA commissions; her late husband Rudy Burckhardt; teaching at Moore College of Art in Philadephia, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the University of Pennsylvania, and Parsons School of Design; flying over proposed subjects to get an aerial view; spending summers in Maine; other artists in Maine; her interest in painters who "developed spiritually"; travel to Japan with Burckhardt; collaborating with Burckhardt on the film, "Night Fantasies," (1990); acceptance of women artists; galleries; women artists she admires, and other topics. She recalls Robert Kushner, Edwin Denby, Alex Katz, Mimi Gross, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Yvonne Jacquette, 2010 Oct. 19-21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
This interview is part of the Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project, funded by the A G Foundation.
Biography Note:
Yvonne Jacquette (1934-) is a painter and printmaker in New York, N.Y. James McElhinney is an artist and educator in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists
Interviews
Mosaics
Mural painting and decoration
Painters
Painting
Painting
Printmakers
Sound recordings
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15920
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)297211
AAA_collcode_jacque10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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