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David McCarthy oral history interviews with artists, 1989-1998

David McCarthy oral history interviews with artists, 1989-1998

McCarthy, David, 1960-

Art teacher

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear feet

Summary: 22 interviews on 39 audio cassettes conducted by David McCarthy, 1989-1991, as part of his research for his Ph.D. dissertation, "Compromised positions: situations for the nude in American painting, 1955-1980," University of Delaware, 1992. Interviewees include William Theophilus Brown, Wynn Chamberlain, John Clem Clarke, Allan D'Arcangelo, Tibor de Nagy, Martha Edelheit, Paul Georges, Shirley Gorelick, Hilton Kramer, Alfred Leslie, Philip Pearlstein, Mel Ramos, Larry Rivers, Joan Semmel, Irving Sandler, Peter Saul, Sylvia Sleigh, Bob Stanley, James S. Strombotne, Sidney Tillim, Neil Welliver, and Tom Wesselmann. Also included is an interview on microcassette conducted by McCarthy of Ed Ruscha about H. C. Westermann, 1998.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Patterson McCarthy (1960- ) is an art history professor at Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tennessee.


Donated 2015 by David McCarthy.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

David McCarthy oral history interviews with artists, 1989-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.