Painter, Sculptor, Performance artist
New York, N.Y.
Sound recording: 8 sound cassettes
Transcript: 349 p.
Collection Summary: An interview of Faith Ringgold conducted 1989 Sept. 6-Oct. 18, by Cynthia Nadelman, for the Archives of American Art. Ringgold discusses Harlem from the 1930s through the 1970s; her background and education; her art and political activities; feminism; the evolution of her work; her paintings, soft sculpture constructions, quilts, and performance pieces. She recalls Robert Gwathmey, Tom Lloyd, Robert Morris, Marcia Tucker, Lucy Lippard, her mother, and others.
Biographical/Historical Note: Faith Ringgold (1930- ) is an Afro-American painter, sculptor, and performance artist from New York, N.Y.
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 provided by the Lannan Foundation.
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.
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