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Oral history interview with Irwin Hollander, 1970 June 19

Hollander, Irwin, 1927-



Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound tape reel, Sound recording (1 hour), 7 in.; 32 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of Irwin Hollander conducted 1970 June 19, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Hollander speaks of his family background and education; attending the Brooklyn Museum School of Art; travels in Mexico; the Arts Students League; his woodcuts and book illustrations; joining the Tamarind Lithography Workshop staff as a printer and technical director; starting his own workshop and lithography studio; artists using his presses; his partnership with Fred Genis; new techniques in printmaking; the advantages of the hand press. He recalls June Wayne, Sam Francis and John Cage.

Biographical/Historical Note

Irwin Hollander (1927-) was a printmaker 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 .

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Irwin Hollander, 1970 June 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.