Motherwell, Robert Burns
Painter, Printmaker, Draftsman (artist)
Active in New York, N.Y.
Size: Transcript: 166 p.
Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 8 hrs., 9 min.
Collection Summary: Interview of Robert Motherwell conducted 1971 Nov. 24-1974 May 1, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home, in Greenwich, Conn.
Biographical/Historical Note: Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) was a painter and printmaker from New York, 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.
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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