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Jean Robertson interview with Nancy Crow

Creator:
Robertson, Jean  Search this
Interviewee:
Crow, Nancy, 1943-  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages
Type:
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Pages
Date:
1988 Aug. 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nancy Crow conducted by Jean Robertson, Aug.17, 1988, as a part of Robertson's research for the book, "Nancy Crow: Quilts and Influences" by Nancy Crow and Jean Robertson, Collector Books, Dec. 1989. Crow speaks about her childhood and early artistic aspirations; her dissatisfaction with her first quilts in the early 1970s; traditional quiltmaking; her work in tapestry weaving; meeting Francoise Barnes and Virginia Randles and learning to quilt; the difference between the weaving and quilting process; working in series; her interest in Mexican folk art and African American quilts; living on an isolated farm and drawing inspiration from nature; her use of titles, colors, patterns, scale, and fabrics; the importance of her training in ceramics; and she compares her work to quilts by Michael James.
Biographical / Historical:
Nancy Crow (1943-) is a quiltmaker from Baltimore, Ohio. Interviewer Jean Robertson is an art critic and curator from Indianapolis, Ind.
Provenance:
Donated 2003 by Jean Robertson as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Researchers note: A separate 2002 interview of Crow, also conducted by Robertson and a part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America is also available.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Indiana  Search this
Curators -- Indiana  Search this
Quiltmakers -- Ohio  Search this
Fiber artists -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.robejean
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d6c5a915-946c-4ebc-9e03-224e8b25004c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-robejean

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