Oral history interview with Bill Berkson, 2015 September 29-October 2
Berkson, Bill, 1939-
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An interview of Bill Berkson conducted 2015 September 29-October 2, by Annette C. Leddy, for the Archives of American Art, at the Archives of American Art in New York, New York.
Berkson speaks of his friendships with second and third generation New York School artists and poets, changes in the art world from 1960 to the present, and the relationship between writing poetry and art criticism.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bill Berkson, 2015 September 29-October 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available online.
Funding for this interview was provided by the Lichtenberg Family Foundation.
Interviewee Bill Berkson (1939- ) is a poet and art critic in San Francisco, California and New York, New York. Interviewer Annette Leddy is a collector for the Archives of American Art.
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