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Oral history interview with Jimmy Ernst, 1974 Sept. 20

Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 3 Sound tape reels, 5 in.; 76 Pages, Transcript

Summary: Interview of Jimmy Ernst conducted 1974 Sept. 20, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jimmy Ernst (1920-1984) was a painter and educator from New York, N.Y.


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 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

Use requires an appointment.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jimmy Ernst, 1974 Sept. 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.