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Oral history interview with Billy Al Bengston, 2002 August 7-October 2

Bengston, Billy Al, 1934-



Collection Information

Size: 33 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hrs., 6 min. Sound Quality is poor. Session 2 inaudible. Interviewer did not check taping quality before taping interview.

Summary: An interview of Billy Al Bengston conducted 2002 August 7 and 2002 October 2, by Susan Ford Morgan, for the Archives of American Art, in subject's studio/home, in Venice, California.

Biographical/Historical Note

Billy Al Bengston (1934- ) is a painter from Venice, California.


This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

Language Note

English .


Funding for this interview provided by Tony Ganz. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Billy Al Bengston, 2002 August 7-October 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.