Painter, Muralist, Poet
Active in New York, N.Y.
Size: Transcript: 154 pages
Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 47 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Herman Cherry conducted 1989 May 8-1992 March 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, New York.
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.