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Oral history interview with Jack Whitten, 2009 December 1-3

Oral history interview with Jack Whitten, 2009 December 1-3

Whitten, Jack, 1939-

Painter

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 136 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 7 memory cards. Reformated in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 25 min.

Summary: An interview of Jack Whitten conducted 2009 December 1 and 3, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Whitten's studio, in Woodside, N.Y.

Biographical/Historical Note

Interviewee Jack Whitten (1939- ) is an American abstract painter in Woodside, N.Y. Interviewer Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former Executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.

Provenance

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.

Funding

Funding for this interview was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jack Whitten, 2009 December 1-3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.