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Oral history interview with Edwin Ruda, 1988 January 26

Ruda, Edwin, 1922-

Painter, Gallery owner


Collection Information

Size: 151 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 42 min.

Summary: An interview of Edwin Ruda conducted 1988 January 26, by Michael Chisolm, for the Archives of American Art. Ruda speaks of his education; his life in Mexico; his time as a G.I.; The Club; the Park Place Gallery; the Paula Cooper Gallery; phases of his work. He recalls Sidney Geist, Mark Di Suvero, Willem De Kooning, Milton Resnick and Forrest Myers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edwin Ruda (1922- ) is a painter from New York, N.Y.


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 Edwin Ruda, 1988 January 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.