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Oral history interview with Clifford West, 1975 February 26-28

West, Clifford B., 1916-2006

Painter, Filmmaker


Collection Information

Size: 69 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 55 min. Interview was previously identified as conducted in 1977. 1975 date was confirmed by listening to the audio.

Summary: An interview of Clifford West conducted 1975 February 26-28, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Clifford West (1916-2006) was a painter and filmmaker from Cleveland, Ohio and Italy.


This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.

Language Note

English .


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.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Clifford West, 1975 February 26-28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.