Oral history interview with Herman Cherry, 1989 May 8-1992 Mar. 19

Cherry, Herman , b. 1909 d. 1992
Painter, Muralist, Poet
Active in New York, N.Y.

Size: Sound recordings: 4 sound cassettes (5 hrs. 30 min.) : analog.
Transcript: 154 p.

Collection Summary: An interview of Herman Cherry conducted 1989 May 8-1992 Mar. 19, by Judd Tully for the Archives of American Art. Cherry discusses his childhood; studies in California and New York; involvement with The Club, and his friendships with various artists including Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Thomas Hart Benton, Philip Guston, Fletcher Martin, Reuben Kadish, Lorser Feitelson, David Smith, Willem de Kooning and Clyfford Still.

Biographical/Historical Note: Herman Cherry (1909-1992) was a painter 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 was 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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