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Oral history interview with Astrid Preston, 2020 July 27

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Preston, Astrid, 1945-  Search this
Simms, Matthew Thomas, 1967-  Search this
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
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1 Item, (27 min.), digital, mp4
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This interview is open for research.
An interview with Astrid Preston conducted 2020 July 27, by Matthew Simms, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Preston's studio in Santa Monica, California.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Astrid Preston, 2020 July 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Astrid Preston papers.
Biography Note:
Astrid Preston (1945- ) is a draftsman and painter who works primarily in Los Angeles, California. Preston was part of a network of artists in Los Angeles that included Lita Albuquerque, Loren Madsen, and Steve Kahn and was first involved in a revival of drawing that brought her into contact with other mainly women draftsmen.
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 administrators.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Archives of American Art