An interview of Hassel Smith conducted 1978 September 5, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Smith speaks of his childhood; his education; studying under Maurice Sterne at the California School of Fine Arts; the influence of Clyfford Still; early exhibitions of Smith's work; and living in England.
Biographical / Historical:
Hassel Smith (1915-2007) was a painter from Bristol, England.
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 8 min.
These interviews are 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 others.