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Oral history interview with Larry Stuart Bell, 1980 May 25-June 30

Bell, Larry, 1939-



Collection Information

Size: 145 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 5 sound tape cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 25 min.

Summary: An interview of Larry Stuart Bell conducted 1980 May 25-1980 June 30, by Michele De Angelus, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Larry Bell (1939- ) is a sculptor from Taos, New Mexico.


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.

Language Note

English .


This intverview was made possible by grants from California Arts Council, the L.J. and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation, and the Bothin Helping Fund. 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.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Larry Stuart Bell, 1980 May 25-June 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.