Size: 2 sound files : digital, wav file
Transcript: 16 pages
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 5 min.
Summary: An interview of Gussie Du Jardin conducted 1983 October 11, by Sharyn R. Udall, for the Archives of American Art.
Du Jardin speaks of her lichen and hexagonal paintings; living in New Mexico with her husband, painter Elmer Schooley; growing up in Colorado, Nevada, and Hawaii; her health issues as a child; earning her master's degree at the University of Iowa; being instructed by Philip Guston; the affect World War II had on her family; being a female painter as well as being married to a male painter; her process of using microscopic images to guide and inform her painting; her meeting and acquaintance with Georgia O'Keefe.