Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
2 documents - page 1 of 1

Oral history interview with Michelle Stuart, 2015 November 3-2017 May 23

Interviewee:
Stuart, Michelle, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Leddy, Annette C.  Search this
Subject:
Alloway, Lawrence  Search this
Bartoli, Joseph  Search this
Cook, James  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Munro, Eleanor  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Alfred Schmela Galerie  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Fluxus  Search this
Heresies Collective, Inc.  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
France -- Paris -- description and travel
Pacific Ocean
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Michelle Stuart, 2015 November 3-2017 May 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Collage  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16290
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)373755
AAA_collcode_stuart15
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_373755

Oral history interview with Michelle Stuart

Interviewee:
Stuart, Michelle, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Leddy, Annette  Search this
Names:
Alfred Schmela Galerie  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Students  Search this
Fluxus  Search this
Heresies Collective, Inc.  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-1990  Search this
Bartoli, Joseph  Search this
Cook, James, 1728-1779  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Munro, Eleanor, 1928-  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 sound files (5 hr., 9 min.), digital, wav)
154 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
France -- Paris -- Description and Travel
Pacific Ocean
Date:
2015 November 3-2017 May 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Michelle Stuart, conducted 2015 November 3 and 13, and 2017 May 23 by Annette Leddy, for the Archives of American Art at Stuart's studio in New York, New York.
Stuart speaks of her Los Angeles childhood with a Swiss mother and Australian father; her paternal and maternal grandparents; her early interest in history, travel, and art; her schooling; her father's enlistment in the U.S. military during World War II and being raised during her teenage years by her mother; her fascination with Captain Cook; art classes at Chouinard Institute of Art; her work with Diego Rivera in Mexico City; her marriage to Spanish painter Joseph Bartoli and their home life in Paris, France; her return to the U.S. in the late 1950s and life in New York City's West Village; courses at the New School; early exhibitions of her work in New York City gallery group shows; her breakthrough Art Park piece; her relationship to the "Land" artists; Lucy Lippard; Eleanor Munro; the influence of Fluxus; Lawrence Alloway's early essay on her scroll pieces; how she was brought into Galerie Schmela; the founding of Heresies; site specific work in the American Southwest; the enduring impact of the Pacific Ocean on her imagination and art; her use of rocks and other natural materials; her transition to photographic collage; commissions in Sweden, Japan, Alaska, and New York City.
Biographical / Historical:
Michelle Stuart (1933- ) is a visual artist in New York, New York. Annette Leddy is a collector for the Archives of American Art.
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 administrators.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Collage  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.stuart15
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a3b47808-a202-4e0d-adf4-8776845781ef
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stuart15
Online Media:

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By
  • Alfred Schmela Galerie
  • Alloway, Lawrence
  • Bartoli, Joseph
  • Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Cook, James
  • Fluxus
  • Heresies Collective, Inc.
  • Lippard, Lucy R.
  • New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)
  • Rivera, Diego
  • Alfred Schmela Galerie
  • Alloway, Lawrence
  • Bartoli, Joseph
  • Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Cook, James
  • Fluxus
  • Heresies Collective, Inc.
  • Lippard, Lucy R.
  • New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)
  • Archives of American Art