Oral history interview with Janet I. Fish, 1988 Jan. 30-Mar. 2

Fish, Janet , b. 1938

Size: Sound recording: 4 sound cassettes
Transcript: 173 p.

Collection Summary: An interview of Janet Fish conducted 1988 Jan. 30-Mar. 2, by Barbara Shikler, for the Archives of American Art. Fish discusses her family background, her education at Yale Art School, her techniques, the evolution of her work, feminism, and discrimination in the art world. She recalls Richard Serra, Chuck Close, Jill Kornblee, Alex Katz, and Esteban Vicente.

Biographical/Historical Note: Janet I. Fish (1938-) is a painter from New York, N.Y.

These interviews are 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 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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This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Janet I. Fish, 1988 Jan. 30-Mar. 2, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Note: This typewritten transcript was scanned and run through optical character recognition software (OCR). However, the resulting OCR text has not been reviewed or edited for accuracy.



This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Janet I. Fish, 1988 Jan. 30-Mar. 2, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.