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Oral history interview with Keith Sonnier, 1972 August 3

Sonnier, Keith, 1941-

Painter, Sculptor, Video artist


Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 35 pages.

Format: Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 5 min.

Summary: Interview of Keith Sonnier conducted 1972 August 3, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Keith Sonnier (1941-) is a sculptor and painter from New York, N.Y. Born in Mamou, Louisiana.


These interviews are 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.

How to Use This Collection

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Keith Sonnier, 1972 August 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.