Oral history interview with Esteban Vicente, 1968 August 26

Vicente, Esteban , b. 1903 d. 2001
Painter, Printmaker
Active in Bridgehampton, N.Y.

Size: Transcript 17 pages

Collection Summary: Interview of Esteban Vicente conducted by Irving Sandler for the Archives of American Art. Vicente speaks of the gallery activity of the 1940s and 1950s; The Club and the exhibition on 9th Street arranged by many of those artists; remembering Mark Rothko as a casual acquaintance and the society of artists living in the Hamptons; coming to the United States, acting as vice-consul in Philadelphia for the Loyalist camp during the Spanish Civil War; and his own work and his feelings about the work of his contemporaries. He recalls Bill de Kooning, Franz Kline, John Ferrin, Marca-Relli, Milton Resnick, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, Walter Pach, Elaine de Kooning, Milton Avery, Jackson Pollock, Salvador Dali, and many others.

Biographical/Historical Note: Esteban Vicente (1903-2001) was a painter in New York, N.Y. and Bridgehampton, N.Y.

This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.

Funding for the interview was provided by the Mark Rothko Foundation.

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