Sound recordings: 2 sound tape reels ; 7 in.
Transcript: 67 p.
Collection Summary: Interviews of Norman Bluhm conducted 1969 Oct. 23-Nov. 12, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Bluhm speaks of studying architecture with Mies van der Rohe at Armour Institute of Technology; his early interest in architecture; the quality of art education; how he started painting; living in Paris and the effect it had on him and his career; subject matter in his paintings; returning to New York; earning a living as a painter; his painting methods and materials; the way painters live; and collectors he has known.
Biographical/Historical Note: Norman Bluhm (1921-1999) was a painter from Millbrook, N.Y.
These interviews are 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 others.