Author, Ceramicist, Poet
Active in Penland, N.C.
Size: Transcript: 60 pages.
Format: Originally recorded on 4 SD memory cards. Reformated in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Paulus Berensohn conducted 2009 March 20-21, by Mark Shapiro, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Berensohn's home and studio, in Penland, North Carolina.
Biographical/Historical Note: Paulus Berensohn (1933- ) is an artist who works in clay and fiber, a poet, and author in Penland, N.C. Mark Shapiro (1955- ) is executive director of Lumina Art Gallery, in 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 Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.