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Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists, 1957-1981

Chiarenza, Carl, 1935-

Photographer, Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet

Summary: The interviews of artists by Carl Chiarenza measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1957 to 1981. The interviews total 93 audio cassettes and are with photographer Aaron Siskind and various artists on the subject of Aaron Siskind.

Biographical/Historical Note

Carl Chiarenza (1935- ) is a photographer and art historian in Rochester, New York. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1957, and he received a PhD from Harvard University in 1973. Chiarenza is Fanny Knapp Allen Professor Emeritus of Art History, and Artist-in-Residence, at the University of Rochester. Chiarenza has authored numerous essays on artists and the biography, Aaron Siskind: Pleasures and Terrors (1982).


The interviews were donated by Carl Chiarenza in 1987.

Language Note

English .


The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.

Location of Originals

  • Recordings and transcripts in this collection are duplicates. The originals are part of the Carl Chiarenza papers in the center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona.