Oral History interviews with Ed Rossbach and Katherine Westphal, 1997

Smith, Paul J., b. 1931
Arts administrator
Active in New York, N.Y.

Rossbach, Ed, b. 1914 d. 2002
Fiber artist
Active in Berkeley,Calif.

Collection size: Sound recordings: 8 sound cassettes.
Transcripts: 86 p.

Format: Ed Rossbach's health problems at the time of the interview affected his ability to recall certain events.

Collection Summary: Oral history interview with Ed Rossbach (37 p. transcript) and Katherine Westphal (49 p.) conducted by Paul J. Smith in preparation for the exhibition "The Ties That Bind: Fiber Art by Ed Rossbach and Katherine Westphal from the Daphne Farago Collection" sponsored by the Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art.(The exhibition was held at RISD, 17 October 1997-11 January 1998 and at the American Craft Museum, NYC, 25 June-6 September 1998.) Two exhibition catalogs are also included.

Biographical/Historical Note: Rossbach: b. 1914; d. 2002. Westphal: b. 1919. Both are fiber artists, Berkeley, Calif.; he the weaver, and she the painter/printer.

Donated 1998 by the Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art.

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