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Oral history interview with Will Barnet

Interviewee:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration  Search this
Extent:
78 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 January 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Will Barnet conducted 1968 January 15, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Barnet speaks of his youth and early interest in art, studying at the Boston Museum School and the Art Students League of New York, where he later taught, artists who influenced him early in his career, moving to New York City, and building his reputation as a graphic artist. He comments on American politics in the 1930s and 1940s and their effect on art, changes in the art scene in the 1940s and the influence of the Surrealists, teaching at the Cooper Union School, dealers and galleries he has been affiliated with and his involvement with the American Abstract Artists group. He discusses the influence of pre-Columbian art on his work, his exhibitions, and his philosophies of teaching and painting.
Biographical / Historical:
Will Barnet (1911-) is a painter and graphic artist in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 26 min.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Politics in art -- United States  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.barnet68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barnet68
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Richard Estes, 1985 October 20

Interviewee:
Estes, Richard, 1932-  Search this
Estes, Richard, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Arthur, John  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11801
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209365
AAA_collcode_estes85
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_209365

Oral history interview with Edwin Ruda, 1988 January 26

Interviewee:
Ruda, Edwin, 1922-  Search this
Ruda, Edwin, 1922-  Search this
Interviewer:
Chisolm, Michael  Search this
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Di Suvero, Mark  Search this
Geist, Sidney  Search this
Myers, Forrest Warden  Search this
Resnick, Milton  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Park Place Gallery Art Research, Inc.  Search this
Paula Cooper Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12616
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212090
AAA_collcode_ruda88
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212090

Oral history interview with Raphael Soyer, 1981 May 13-June 1

Interviewee:
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Milton Wolf, 1911-1998  Search this
Subject:
Pène Du Bois, Guy  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Stella, Joseph  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12711
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212106
AAA_collcode_soyer81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212106
Online Media:

Oral history interview with James Penney, 1981 August 21-December 6

Interviewee:
Penney, James, 1910-1982  Search this
Penney, James, 1910-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12270
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212110
AAA_collcode_penney81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212110
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Stanley H. Witmeyer, 1985 June 22

Interviewee:
Witmeyer, Stanley Herbert, 1913-2011  Search this
Witmeyer, Stanley Herbert, 1913-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12885
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212123
AAA_collcode_witmey85
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212123
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Tom Wesselmann, 1984 January 3-February 8

Interviewee:
Wesselmann, Tom, 1931-2004  Search this
Wesselmann, Tom, 1931-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Sandler, Irving, 1925-  Search this
Subject:
Dine, Jim  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Tanager Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Nude in art  Search this
Collage  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Collagists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12439
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212174
AAA_collcode_wessel84
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212174
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Kenneth Noland, 1987 July 1-16

Interviewee:
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painting -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12192
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212192
AAA_collcode_noland87
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212192
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Susan Rothenberg, 1987 May 22-June 2

Interviewee:
Rothenberg, Susan, 1945-2020  Search this
Rothenberg, Susan, 1945-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
Nadelman, Cynthia  Search this
Subject:
Graves, Nancy Stevenson  Search this
Johnson, Miani Guthrie  Search this
Jonas, Joan  Search this
Saret, Alan  Search this
Trakas, George  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12631
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212195
AAA_collcode_rothen87
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212195

Oral history interview with Red Grooms, 1974 Mar. 4-18

Interviewee:
Grooms, Red, 1937-  Search this
Grooms, Red, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Prestopino, Gregorio  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12373
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212253
AAA_collcode_grooms74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212253

Oral history interview with Fred Meyer, 1982 May

Interviewee:
Meyer, Fred, 1922-1986  Search this
Meyer, Fred, 1922-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Kansas City Art Institute  Search this
Rochester Institute of Technology  Search this
School for American Crafts  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13267
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212339
AAA_collcode_meyer82
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212339
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Lois Dodd, 1988 October 10-November 7

Interviewee:
Dodd, Lois, 1927-  Search this
Dodd, Lois, 1927-  Search this
Interviewer:
Shikler, Barbara  Search this
Subject:
Cajori, Charles  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
King, William  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Tanager Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11891
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212451
AAA_collcode_dodd88
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212451

Oral history interview with Milton Resnick, 1988 July 13-Oct. 11

Interviewee:
Resnick, Milton, 1917-2004  Search this
Resnick, Milton, 1917-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Nadelman, Cynthia  Search this
Subject:
Abel, Lionel  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Passlof, Pat  Search this
Rosenberg, Harold  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13133
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212559
AAA_collcode_resnic88
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212559

Oral history interview with Herbert Ferber, 1968 Apr. 22-1969 Jan. 6

Interviewee:
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991  Search this
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
Sandler, Irving, 1925-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12772
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212671
AAA_collcode_ferber68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212671

Oral history interview with Edward Giobbi, 1977 Nov. 18-Dec. 1

Interviewee:
Giobbi, Edward Gioachino, 1926-  Search this
Giobbi, Edward Gioachino, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11732
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212694
AAA_collcode_giobbi77
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212694
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Kenneth Noland, 1971 Oct. 9-Dec. 21

Interviewee:
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12261
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212989
AAA_collcode_noland71
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212989

Oral history interview with Philip Pearlstein, 1972 June 8-Aug. 10

Interviewee:
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Figurative painting, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11780
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213003
AAA_collcode_pearls72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213003

Oral history interview with Salvatore Scarpitta, 1975 January 31.-February 3

Interviewee:
Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-2007  Search this
Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Automobile racing  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Cubism  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12727
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213073
AAA_collcode_scarpi75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213073
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Charles Seliger, 1968 May 8

Interviewee:
Seliger, Charles, 1926-2009  Search this
Seliger, Charles, 1926-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Designers -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12400
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213084
AAA_collcode_selige68
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213084

Oral history interview with Esteban Vicente, 1968 August 26

Interviewee:
Vicente, Esteban, 1903-2001  Search this
Vicente, Esteban, 1903-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Sandler, Irving, 1925-  Search this
Subject:
Dalí, Salvador  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Resnick, Milton  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Mitchell, Joan  Search this
Marca-Relli, Conrad  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Place:
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11750
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213187
AAA_collcode_vicent68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213187

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