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Oral history interview with Howardena Pindell, 1972 July 10

Pindell, Howardena, 1943-

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 75 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.

Summary: Interview of Howardena Pindell conducted 1972 July 10, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Pindell speaks of her childhood, Boston art scene in the 1960's, printmaking, teaching, the Museum of Modern Art, her painting methods, interest in photography, involvement with Women's Movement and her travels.

Biographical/Historical Note

Howardena Pindell (1943- ) is a painter and educator from New York, N.Y.


These interviews are 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 .

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Howardena Pindell, 1972 July 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.