Active in Petaluma, Calif.
Size: 4 sound discs (6 hr., 28 min.) : digital ; 2 5/8 in.
Format: Originally recorded 4 sound discs. Reformated in 2010 as 16 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 28 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of David Best conducted 2007 October 23 and December 6, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Best's home and studio, in Petaluma, Calif.
Biographical/Historical Note: David Best (1945- ) is a wood artist from Petaluma, Calif. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, Calif.
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.
Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.