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Oral history interview with Janet I. Fish, 1988 Jan. 30-Mar. 2

Fish, Janet, 1938-



Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 4 Sound cassettes; 173 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of Janet Fish conducted 1988 Jan. 30-Mar. 2, by Barbara Shikler, for the Archives of American Art. Fish discusses her family background, her education at Yale Art School, her techniques, the evolution of her work, feminism, and discrimination in the art world. She recalls Richard Serra, Chuck Close, Jill Kornblee, Alex Katz, and Esteban Vicente.

Biographical/Historical Note

Janet I. Fish (1938-) is a painter from New York, N.Y.


These interviews are 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 .


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.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Janet I. Fish, 1988 Jan. 30-Mar. 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.