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Oral history interview with Edna Coll, 1997 October 25- November 1

Coll, Edna, 1906-2002

Author, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 2 videocassettes (Betacam)

2 video files (28 min) digital, mov

Format: Originally recorded on 2 beta videocassettes.

Summary: An interview with Edna Coll conducted by Marimar Benitez, 1997 October 25- November 1, for the Archives of American Art's Puerto Rican Artists Video Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edna Coll (1906-2002) was an educator and author as well as the founder of the Academy of Fine Arts in Puerto Rico. Marimar Benitez is a critic and art historian, and Chancellor of the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico, a public university for the visual arts.


Other artists interviewed include: Artists include: Ricardo E. Alegria, Felix Rodríquez Báez, Myrna Báez, Delta Bravo de Pico, Lorenzo Homar, Antonio Maldonado, Antonio Martorell, and Noemi Ruíz, and José A. Torres Martino.

Language Note

Interview is in Spanish.


Funding for this interview was provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Latino Pool Fund.

How to Use This Collection

This interview is not transcribed. The video recording is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edna Coll, 1997 October 25- November 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.