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Oral history interview with Michael Spafford and Elizabeth Sandvig, 1992 September 2-4

Interviewee:
Spafford, Michael, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American -- Washington (State)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12402
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216423
AAA_collcode_spaffo92
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216423
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Michael Spafford and Elizabeth Sandvig

Interviewee:
Spafford, Michael, 1935-  Search this
Sandvig, Elizabeth, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
99 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1992 September 2-4
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Michael Spafford and Elizabeth Sandvig conducted 1992 September 2-4, by Paul Karlstrom, at their home in Seattle, Washington, for the Archives of American Art. Spafford and Sandvig discuss their marriage and their separate careers, and the controversy and trial resulting from Spafford's "Labors of Hercules" murals at the Washington State Capital Assembly Chamber in Olympia.
Biographical / Historical:
Michael Spafford (1935- ) is a painter and sculptor from Seattle, Washington. Spafford married painter and sculptor Elizabeth Sandvig in 1959.
General:
Originally recorded 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 17 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American -- Washington (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.spaffo92
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-spaffo92

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