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Oral history interview with Yvonne Jacquette, 2010 Oct. 19-21

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Jacquette, Yvonne, 1934-  Search this
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Burckhardt, Rudy  Search this
Denby, Edwin Hooper  Search this
Grooms, Mimi Gross  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Kushner, Robert  Search this
Moore College of Art  Search this
New York (State).. Metropolitan Transportation Authority.Arts for Transit  Search this
Parsons School of Design  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
University of Pennsylvania  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
3 Items, Sound recording, master: 3 sound files (2 hr., 55 min.), digital, wav file; 91 Pages, Transcript
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This interview is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
An interview of Yvonne Jacquette conducted 2010 Oct. 19 and 21, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Jacquette's home and studio, in New York, N.Y.
Jacquette talks about a current competition for art in a Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) subway station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue in New York City; mosaics and fresco; materials and methods; other MTA commissions; her late husband Rudy Burckhardt; teaching at Moore College of Art in Philadephia, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the University of Pennsylvania, and Parsons School of Design; flying over proposed subjects to get an aerial view; spending summers in Maine; other artists in Maine; her interest in painters who "developed spiritually"; travel to Japan with Burckhardt; collaborating with Burckhardt on the film, "Night Fantasies," (1990); acceptance of women artists; galleries; women artists she admires, and other topics. She recalls Robert Kushner, Edwin Denby, Alex Katz, Mimi Gross, and others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Yvonne Jacquette, 2010 Oct. 19-21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
This interview is part of the Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project, funded by the A G Foundation.
Biography Note:
Yvonne Jacquette (1934-) is a painter and printmaker in New York, N.Y. James McElhinney is an artist and educator in New York, N.Y.
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Mosaics  Search this
Painting -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women  Search this
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Archives of American Art