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Oral History interview with Jim Nutt, 1979

Nutt, Jim, 1938-

Painter, Draftsmen (artists)


Collection Information

Size: 194 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 25 min.

Summary: An interview of Jim Nutt conducted 1979, by I. Michael Ranoff, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jim Nutt (1938- ) is a painter and draftsman from Wilmette, Ill.


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.


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 Jim Nutt, 1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.