Dorothy Gees Seckler collection of interviews with artists, 1963-1976

Seckler, Dorothy Gees, b. 1910 d. 1994
Art historian
Active in Bronxville, N.Y.; Provincetown, Mass.

Collection size: 1.4 linear feet

Collection Summary: Sound recordings of interviews with artists, 1963-1976, conducted by Dorothy Seckler for various purposes, some by other interviewers, and some taped from radio or television broadcasts. Original interviews conducted by Seckler include Hans Hoffman, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Rivers, George Segal, Jean Tinguely, Elise Asher, Wolf Kahn, Raoul Middleman, William Freed, Lilian Orlowsky, Marcia Marcus, Jean Cohen, Olin Orr, Shirley Gorelick, Alvin Ross, Fritz Bultman, and Judith Rothschild. Also found is a tape containing sound from a multimedia performance of Andy Warhol's "Exploding Plastic Inevitable" in Provincetown, in 1966, which includes an interview with the musician John Cale. Also included are a small number of 35mm color slides of Seckler and others in Provincetown, Mass., 1967.

Biographical/Historical Note: Dorothy Gees Seckler (1910-1994) was an art historian from Bronxville, N.Y. and Provincetown, Mass.

Donated 1995 by Don Seckler, son of Dorothy Seckler.

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