Oral history interview with Clark Richert, 2013 August 20-21
Richert, Clark, 1941-
Auther, Elissa, 1966-
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Stoddard-Fleischman History of Rocky Mountain Area Artists project
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Transcript: 52 pages.
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An interview with Clark Richert conducted 2013 August 20- 21, by Elissa Auther, for the Archives of American Art's, Stoddard-Fleischman Fund for the History of Rocky Mountain Area Artists, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, Colo.
Richert speaks of deciding to become an artist; his influences; studying art at the University of Kansas; the Wichita Vortex; Droppings: working with geometric art; Drop City; geodesic domes; The Ultimate Painting; Zome Toy; Criss-Cross; using computers in art; being a teacher; the Armory Group; and A.R.E.A. Richert also recalls Bruce Conner, Richard Kallweit, Joan Brown, Gene Bernofsky, Buckminster Fuller, Michael McClure, Alan Kaprow, Nick Sands, Robert Rauschenberg, Rothko, Jay Defeo, Dean Fleming, Linda Fleming, John Fudge, and others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Clark Richert, 2013 August 20-21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available online.
Funding for this interview was provided by the Stoddard-Fleischman Fund for the History of Rocky Mountain Area Artists
Interviewee Clark Richert (1941- ) is a painter in Denver, Colorado and is head of the painting and drawing department at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Interviewer Elissa Auther (1966-) is associate professor of contemporary art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colo.
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