Bowman, Ruth, b. 1923
Curator, Art historian
Active in New York, N.Y.
Sound recording, master: 75 sound tape reels ; 7 in.
Sound recording, duplicate: 58 sound discs
Collection Summary: 72 interviews of artists, art historians, administrators, curators, and others, conducted by Bowman for WNYC's "Views on Art" series. All but the Baur interview are untranscribed. Interviewees include Mario Amaya, Benny Andrews, Dore Ashton, Tracy Atkinson, Will Barnet, Gene Baro, John Baur (re: Lipman sculpture collection), Bernard Bothmer, Adelyn Breeskin (re: Mary Cassatt prints), James Brooks, J. Carter Brown, Mikhail Bruk, Nicolas Calas, Duncan Cameron, Chryssa, Rene D'Harnoncourt (re: Picasso sculpture exhibition), Rosa Esman, David Evans, Dan Flavin, Alfred Frankenstein, Tom Freudenheim (re: American art behind the iron curtain), Edward Fry, Henry Geldzahler, Inna Goncharova (re: U.S.S.R. exhibition),
Maurice Grosser, Peggy Guggenheim, George Hamilton, James Harithas (re: Prison Art), Thomas B. Hess (re: William De Kooning exhibition), John Hightower, Edward Hopper (4 min. on two paintings), Walter Hopps, Lita Hornick (re: Kulcher Press), Thomas Hoving, Robert Indiana, Wolf Kahn, Mrs. J.M. Kaplan, Alan Kaprow, Donald Karshan, Alex Katz, William King, Stan Kovan (co-interviewer of Fry), Max Kozloff, Edward Laning, Abram Lerner, Nicholas Marsicano, Garnett McCoy, John McKendry, Kynaston McShine (re: Gene Davis, Robert Irwin, and Richard Smith exhibition), Thomas Messer, Samuel Miller, Roy Moyer, John Bernard Myers, Konrad Oberhuber, Rafael Ortiz (re: El Museo del Barrio), Harry Parker, Beverley Pepper, Mrs. Marimar Quintana, S.Dillon Ripley, Robert Rosenblum, Sir John Rothenstein, William Rubin (re: Dada & Surrealism exhibition), Peter Selz, Roy Slade, Sylvia Sleigh, Leon Polk Smith, Hedda Sterne (re: exhibit at Betty Parsons Gallery), Betty Blayton Taylor, Dr. Joshua Taylor, Lisa Taylor, Ultra Violet, June C. Wayne (re: Tamarind Lithography Workshop), Monroe Wheeler, Carl Weinhardt, Ulfert Wilke, James Wines, William Woolfenden, and Mahonri Sharp Young (re: Morman paintings of C.C. Christiansen).
Biographical/Historical Note: Art historian; curator; New York, N.Y. Bowman received her M.A. at NYU, and later was guest curator at the Grey Art Gallery.
WNYC Views on Art radio program interviews donated 1989 by the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, at the request of Bowman, who had earlier deposited them at the Gallery.
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Also in the Archives
- Interviews relating to American Abstract Artists, 1963-1965
- Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999
- Image and Media Gallery items from other collections related to Bowman, Ruth