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Oral history interview with Irving Norman, 1988 Mar. 5

Norman, Irving, 1906-1989



Collection Information

Size: 6 Videocassettes (U-matic), (circa 112 min.), sd., col., 3/4 in.

Format: Originally recorded on 6 U-matic video cassettes. Duration is circa 112 min.

Summary: An interview with Irving Norman conducted 1988 Mar. 5, by Michael Bell, for the Archives of American Art in conjunction with the Bay Area Video Coalition, at the artist's home and studio in Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Norman discusses his life and his artwork, including the many different places he has lived and other artists who influenced him. Footage includes Norman's works (some silent and some with Norman's commentary) and detailed footage of his studio.


This interview is 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 administrators.

Language Note

English .


Produced by Bay Area Video Coalition, Zeke Richardson and Larry Andrews, in cooperation with the Archives of American Art.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Irving Norman, 1988 Mar. 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.