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Edith Carson interview, 1976 Oct. 19

Carson, Edith

Hopps, Walter, b. 1932

Collection size: 2 sound cassettes.

Collection Summary: An interview of Edith Carson conducted by Walter Hopps regarding her husband Mark Rothko. Carson speaks of her family background; meeting Mark Rothko at Lake George, New York in 1932; their 13 year marriage; their early friends; his admiration for Milton Avery; Rothko's interest in tragedy and his "tremendous emotional capacity for despair"; his visits to New York museums and 57th Street galleries; and his family background, early work and love of music.

Biographical/Historical Note: Edith Carson married the painter Mark Rothko in 1932. They were divorced in 1945.

Transferred from the National Museum of American Art, 1985.

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