Shirk, Helen Z.
Active in La Mesa, Calif.
Size: Transcript: 84 pages.
Format: Originally recorded as 5 sound files. Duration is 3 hr., 31 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Helen Z. Shirk conducted 2012 July 29, by Jo Lauria, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Shirk's home and studio, in La Mesa, California.
Biographical/Historical Note: Helen Z. Shirk (1942- ) is an artist and educator in La Mesa, California. Jo Lauria (1954- ) is a curator and writer in Sherman Oaks, California.
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.
Transcription of this oral history interview was made possible by a grant from the Smithsonian Women's Committee.