Oral history interview with Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen, 1983 August 31-1984 February 24

Adams, Mark , b. 1925 d. 2006
Active in San Francisco, Calif.

Size: Transcript: 36 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes.

Collection Summary: An interview of Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen conducted 1983 August 31-1984 February 24, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Adams and Van Hoesen speak of their backgrounds and art training; the figurative tradition in the Bay area; the importance of the model and the difference in Adams' and Van Hoesen's approaches to their subjects and to the nude. Van Hoesen discusses her series and book, "The Nude Man." Adams recalls Hans Hofmann.

Biographical/Historical Note: Mark Adams, painter and tapissier (San Francisco, California) Beth Van Hoesen, painter and printmaker (San Francisco, 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.

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