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Oral history interview with Raquel Rabinovich

Interviewee:
Rabinovich, Raquel, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-  Search this
Names:
Hispanic American Arts Center (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Station Hill Press  Search this
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827  Search this
Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986  Search this
Braque, Georges, 1882-1963  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Del Giocondo, Lisa, 1479-  Search this
Denes, Agnes  Search this
Farina, Ernesto, 1912-  Search this
Herzberg, Julia P.  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Kelly, Robert, 1956-  Search this
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924  Search this
Lhote, André, 1885-1962  Search this
Maggi, Marco, 1957-  Search this
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004  Search this
Mondolfo, Rodolfo, 1877-1976  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005  Search this
Perón, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Quasha, George  Search this
Rockburne, Dorothea  Search this
Schwabsky, Barry  Search this
Stein, Charles, 1944-  Search this
Strauss, David Levi  Search this
Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660  Search this
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Zimmer, William, 1946-2007  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (3 hr., 6 min.), digital, wav)
64 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Argentina -- Description and Travel
Denmark -- Copenhagen -- Description and Travel
Egypt -- description and travel
France -- Paris -- Description and Travel
India -- description and travel
Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
Nepal -- Description and Travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Thailand -- description and travel
Date:
2012 September 25 and October 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Raquel Rabinovich conducted 2012 September 25 and October 9, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Rabinovich's home, in Rhinebeck, New York.
Rabinovich speaks of growing up in Argentina; becoming aware of art; reproductions and books; European art; her Jewish heritage; her parents moving to Argentina before World War I; Jewish persecution; her parents' background; living in Cordoba; speaking Spanish and Yiddish growing up; quiet reflections; church; art exposure; traveling and moving to Paris; the influence of Ernesto Farina; Peron's dictatorship and rebellion; attending medical school and the call of art; political activities and spending time in jail; meeting Jose and moving to Scotland; Paris and exposure to artwork; teachings of Andre Lhote; her early works; abstraction; painting; the Mona Lisa; darkness and light; "The Dark is Light Enough"; exposure to literature and poetry; living in Copenhagen; meeting Jorge Luis Borges; the Book of Sand; her siblings; her children and her relationship to them; staying up to date with current events; libraries and a lack of books growing up; meditation; texture and the monochromatic works; interest in Jasper Johns' work; meeting Jasper Johns; living in New York; trip to Machu Picchu and spending the night outdoors; "Cloister, Crossing, Passageway 1.32"; glassworks and transparency; exhibiting artwork; her divorce; Rodolfo Mondolfo; environment and exposure; quiet contemplation; spending time with artwork; commissioned work near High Falls; "River Library"; libraries as places of knowledge; minimalism; the 1980s; her daughter's wedding and her relationship with Jose; stones; traveling to Nepal, Thailand, India, and Egypt; temples; Buddhism; "Chhodrtens"; garbhagrihas; NEA fellowship and residency in Paris; "Thrones for the Gods"; INTAR Gallery; "Gateless Gates"; artifacts; Pabhavikas sculpture; Charles Stein; Linda Weintraub; George Quasha; Station Hill Press; "Enfolded Darkness" and "Light Unworn". Rabinovich also recalls Baron Hughes, Beethoven, Lenin, Diego Velazquez, Andre Lhote, Mondrian, Picasso, Braque, David Levi Straus, Robert Kelly, Cezanne, Philip Pavia, Agnes Martin, Dorothea Rockburne, Barry Schwabsky, Bill Zimmer, Agnes Denes, Louisa Valenzuela, Julia Herzberg, and Marco Maggi.
Biographical / Historical:
Raquel Rabinovich (1929- ) is a painter and sculptor in Rhinebeck, New York. James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator from New York, New York.
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.
Occupation:
Political activists  Search this
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Libraries
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.rabino12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rabino12

John Hull : paintings and drawings of the Louisville Redbirds / [text by William Zimmer]

Title:
Paintings and drawings of the Louisville Redbirds
Author:
Hull, John 1952-  Search this
Zimmer, William 1946-2007-  Search this
Grace Borgenicht Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Hull, John 1952-  Search this
Louisville Redbirds (Baseball team)  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : col. ill., port. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Date:
1990
[1990]
Call number:
ND237.H887 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_801874

Markus Lüpertz : May 17 to June 30, 1996 / with essay by William Zimmer

Author:
Lüpertz, Markus  Search this
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Locks Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Lüpertz, Markus  Search this
Physical description:
49 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
Call number:
ND588.L95 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_832123

Mel Leipzig : paintings of modern life : November 10-December 3, 2005 / curated by William Zimmer

Author:
Leipzig, Melvin  Search this
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Gallery Henoch  Search this
Subject:
Leipzig, Melvin  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : col. ill. ; 19 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
Call number:
ND237.L543 A4 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_839516

Contemporary landscape : five views, Frances Barth, Susanna Heller, Michi Itami, Tobi Kahn, Cari Rosmarin, January 21-March 3, 1989 / an exhibition curated by John Moore ; catalogue essay by William Zimmer

Author:
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Moore, John L. 1940-  Search this
Waterworks Visual Arts Center  Search this
Somar Marketing Services  Search this
Subject:
Barth, Frances  Search this
Heller, Susanna  Search this
Itami, Michi  Search this
Kahn, Tobi 1952-  Search this
Rosmarin, Cari  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
[1989]
20th century
Topic:
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Landscapes in art  Search this
Call number:
ND1351.6 .C66 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637998

Paul Jenkins : white shadows in a dark hall : paintings and collages, April 19-May 14, 1988 / text by William Zimmer

Author:
Jenkins, Paul 1923-2012  Search this
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Jenkins, Paul 1923-2012  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
Call number:
ND237.J43 Z5 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641598

Michael Lucero, Italo Scanga, James Surls : [Exhibition / text by William Zimmer.]

Author:
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Lucero, Michael 1953-  Search this
Scanga, Italo 1932-  Search this
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Delahunty (Gallery)  Search this
Texas Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
18 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
C1982
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Call number:
NB212 .M53 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_646810

Stephanie Brody Lederman : October 7-November 13, 1992, Hillwood Art Museum, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University, Brookville, New York / curator, Carol Becker Davis ; preface by Edward Albee ; essay by William Zimmer

Author:
Lederman, Stephanie Brody  Search this
Becker-Davis, Carol  Search this
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Hillwood Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Lederman, Stephanie Brody Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
[1992]
Call number:
ND237.L46 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_648162

Patricia Johanson, public landscapes

Author:
Johanson, Patricia 1940-  Search this
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Painted Bride Art Center  Search this
Subject:
Johanson, Patricia 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill., plans ; 14 x 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
Topic:
Landscape architecture  Search this
Call number:
NC139.J56 A4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_651045

Ancient inspirations : six figurative sculptors : Magdalena Abakanowicz, Reuben Kadish, Diana Moore, Linda Peer, Italo Scanga, James Surls / Judith Olch Richards, guest curator ; essay by William Zimmer

Title:
Six figurative sculptors
Author:
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Richards, Judith O  Search this
Independent Curators Incorporated  Search this
Stedman Art Gallery (Rutgers University)  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
[c1987]
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Human figure in art  Search this
Call number:
NB198 .Z56 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_522415

Robert Cottingham : rolling stock series / [text, William Zimmer]

Author:
Cottingham, Robert 1935-  Search this
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Marisa del Re Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Cottingham, Robert 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
[28] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
[1990?]
Call number:
N40.1.C843 Z5 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_570807

Abstract painting as surface and object : Heidi Glück ... [et al.] / curated by Judy K. Collischan van Wagner ; essay by William Zimmer

Author:
Collischan, Judy  Search this
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Hillwood Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND212.5.A2 A155 1985
ND212.5.A2A155 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_308858

Judith Murray, painting : Ursula von Rydingsvärd, sculpture / essay: William Zimmer ; curator & interviews: Judy Collischan Van Wagner

Author:
Murray, Judith 1941-  Search this
Von Rydingsvärd, Ursula 1942-  Search this
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Collischan, Judy  Search this
Hillwood Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Murray, Judith 1941- Exhibitions  Search this
Von Rydingsvärd, Ursula 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1985
C1985
Call number:
N40.1.M9818 H6
N40.1.M9818H6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_355372

Cristos Gianakos : sculpture & drawings / Nassau County Museum of Fine Art

Author:
Gianakos, Cristos  Search this
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Nassau County Museum of Fine Art (N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Gianakos, Cristos  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1979
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.G429 N2
N40.1.G429 N2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_140784

Brice Marden, marbles, paintings, and drawings : October 29-27 November 1982 : [catalog of an exhibition]

Author:
Marden, Brice 1938-  Search this
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Pace Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Marden, Brice 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 17 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
Call number:
N40.1.M32 P115
N40.1.M32P115
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_193204

Small works : new abstract painting / essays by Barbara Zabel, William Zimmer ; curated by Tom Hudspeth, Ron Janowich

Title:
New abstract painting
Author:
Zabel, Barbara Beth  Search this
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Janowich, Ron 1948-  Search this
Hudspeth, Tom  Search this
Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts Gallery  Search this
Muhlenberg College Center for the Arts  Search this
Physical description:
60 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1984
©1984
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Small art works  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1078671

Steve Joy : new paintings 1989-90 : [exhibition] October 10 to November 10, 1990 / introduction by William Zimmer

Author:
Joy, Steve 1952-  Search this
Zimmer, William 1946-2007  Search this
Ruth Siegel Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Joy, Steve 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
C1990
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND497.J69 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_915108

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