Irma Jaffe interviews, 1965-1977

Jaffe, Irma B.

Baskin, Leonard, b. 1922 d. 2000
Educator, Sculptor
Active in England

Collection size: 17 sound cassettes; and 8 sound tape reels ; 3 1/4 in. (partially transcribed)

Collection Summary: Individual and group interviews of artists and others in the art community conducted by art historian Irma B. Jaffe for her book THE SCULPTURE OF LEONARD BASKIN (1980), and for the program "Art News and Interviews," WFMU radio, Upsala College, East Orange, N.J.

Included are interviews of Leonard Baskin (14 cassettes), Hans Hofmann (17 p.), Max Kozloff (8 p.), Chaim Gross, Sidney Kaplan (re: Baskin), Philip and Nadia Gould, Dustin Rice, and Peter Fingesten; a panel discussion "Alienation and Commitment," including Robert Indiana, Martin Tucker, Robert Spector, Charles Hinman and Henry Pearson (27 p.);

the African-American artists group SPIRAL, featuring group members Romare Bearden and Alvin C. Hollingsworth, and commentary by art historian Jeanne Siegel; and museum staff and artists present at the exhibition opening for the 1965-1966 Whitney Annual. Also included is a handwritten note to Sam and Irma Jaffe from Robert Indiana, 1977 May 18.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art historian; New York, N.Y.

Hofmann, Kozloff interviews and panel discussion transcripts donated 1967 by Sam Jaffe, Irma Jaffe's husband. Irma Jaffe donated the remainder of the collection (along with duplicates of material received in 1967) in 1985.

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