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Oral history interview with Irving Marantz, circa 1968

Marantz, Irving, 1912-1972

Painter, Sculptor, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 1 sound file (50 min.); digital, wav

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 55 min. Sound quality is extremely poor.

Summary: An interview of Irving Marantz conducted circa 1968, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Irving Marantz (1912-1972) was a painter 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.


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.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Irving Marantz, circa 1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.