Active in Claremont, Calif.
Size: Transcript: 61 pages
Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 30 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Karl Benjamin conducted 1981 September 10-12, by William Weiss, for the Archives of American Art.
Benjamin speaks of his background and education; the development of his work; artists and galleries he was associated with in Los Angeles; his personal philosophy of painting and teaching.
Biographical/Historical Note: Karl Benjamin (1925- ) is a painter from Claremont, California.
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.