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Oral history interview with David Hare, 1968 Jan. 17

Hare, David, 1917-1992



Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 3 Sound cassettes; 83 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of David Hare conducted 1968 Jan. 17, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Hare speaks of his background and education; his start in commercial and color photography; his early sculpture; his first exhibition in 1944 with Peggy Guggenheim; later shows with Sam Kootz and Julien Levy; materials and techniques; his philosophy; abstract expressionism versus surrealism. He discusses several contemporary artists, including Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella and Jackson Pollock.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Hare (1917-1992) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y.


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 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

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with David Hare, 1968 Jan. 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.