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David McCarthy oral history interviews with artists, 1989-1998

McCarthy, David, 1960-


Collection Information

Size: 1.2 Linear feet

Summary: The David McCarthy oral history interviews with artists measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1989 to 1998. Found here are 25 interviews conducted by McCarthy as part of his research for his PhD dissertation, "Comprised positions: situations for the nude in American painting, 1955-1980" (1992), as well as one interview of Ed Ruscha concerning H. C. Westermann.

Biographical/Historical Note

David McCarthy (1960-) is an art history professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He received his BA from Gettysburg University, and his PhD from University of Delaware. He has written several journal articles, contributed chapters to edited volumes, and has published three books: The Nude in American Painting, 1950-1980 (1998), H. C. Westermann at War: Art and Manhood in Cold War America (2004), and American Artists Against War, 1935-2010 (2015).


Donated in 2015 by David McCarthy.

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.