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Oral history interview with Dorothea Tanning, 1990 July 11-November. 5

Oral history interview with Dorothea Tanning, 1990 July 11-November. 5

Tanning, Dorothea, 1910-2012

Set designer, Sculptor, Painter, Author, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 191 pages.

Format: Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 16 min.

Summary: An interview of Dorothea Tanning conducted 1990 July 11-November 5, by Barbara Shikler, for the Archives of American Art. Tanning discusses life in Illinois, New York, Arizona, and France. She recalls artists Max Ernst, Andre Breton, Julien Levy, George Balanchine, Yves Tanguy, and Kay Sage.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012) was a painter from New York, N.Y.

Provenance

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. Funding for this interview was provided by The John Sloan Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Funding

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. Funding for this interview was provided by The John Sloan Memorial Foundation, Inc.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Dorothea Tanning, 1990 July 11-November. 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.