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Collier, Oscar, 1924-  Search this
Polcari, Stephen  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Baylor University  Search this
University of Iowa  Search this
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Physical Description:
Sound recordings: 2 sound cassettes (90 min. each) : analog.
Transcript: 58 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 32 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Oscar Collier conducted 1994 June 22, by Stephen Polcari, for the Archives of American Art, in Seaman, Ohio.<br /> Collier tells about his childhood in Texas; his education at Baylor University, University of Iowa, and the Art Students League in New York; his acquaintance with other artists, among them Will Barnet, Peter Busa, Robert Barrell, Lee Krasner, and Jackson Pollock; his involvement with and perceptions of Indian Space Painting; and his eventual transition into publishing as a career.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Oscar Collier, 1994 June 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Available online.
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:
Oscar Collier (1924- ) is a painter from New York. Associated with "Indian Space Painting," so named for its roots in Pre-Columbian American Indian 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. Funding for this interview was provided by the Horace Goldsmith Foundation.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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