Van Sant, Tom
Painter, Muralist, Sculptor
Active in Santa Monica, Calif.
7 wav files (3 hrs., 57 min.) : digital
Transcript: 49 p.
Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 57 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Tom Van Sant conducted 2008 Aug. 14 and 2008 Sept. 10, by Jo Lauria, for the Archives of American Art at Van Sant's home and studio, in Santa Monica, Calif.
Biographical/Historical Note: Tom Van Sant (1931- ) is a painter, sculptor, and muralist living and working in Santa Monica, Calif. He was educated and taught at Otis College of Art and Design and is the founder of The GeoSphere Project.
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 Brown Foundation.
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.