Size: 4 Sound cassettes Sound recording, master (3 hrs., 50 min.) 57 Pages Transcript
Summary: An interview of Charles Garabedian conducted 2003 Aug. 21 and 22, by Anne Ayres, for the Archives of American Art, in Garbedian's studio, in Santa Monica, Calif.
Garabedian discusses his early childhood in Detroit, Mich.; his Armenian roots; the Depression years in San Gabriel, Calif. and East Los Angeles; a tour of duty in the United States Army in North Africa during WWII; early college experiences; and his late start as a painter. He recalls Ed Moses, Howard Warshaw and William Brice; experiences at Ceeje Gallery and artists Ed Carrillo and Roberto Chavez, as well as the exhibition "Six Painters of the Rear Guard". Garabedian also describes his artistic style.