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Onslow-Ford, Gordon, 1912-2003  Search this
Lindberg, E. Theodore  Search this
Breton, André  Search this
Léger, Fernand  Search this
Matta  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
51 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 54 min.
An interview of Gordon Onslow-Ford conducted 1984 Mar. 26, by Ted Lindberg, for the Archives of American Art.
Onslow-Ford speaks of his family background and early years in England; his education; going to Paris and studying art there; his studies with Fernand Leger; his discovery of cubism and futurism; meeting Andre Breton; his work in surrealism; coming to New York and later to San Francisco; the development of his interest in calligraphy and black and white painting; his feelings about ecology. He recalls Roberto Matta Echuarren.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Gordon Onslow-Ford, 1984 Mar. 26. 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.
Biography Note:
Gordon Onslow-Ford (1912-2003) was a painter in Inverness, Calif.
Language Note:
English .
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 others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Cubism  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art