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Oral history interview with Lawrence Kupferman, 1971 June 10

Kupferman, Lawrence Edward, 1909-1982

Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 47 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 7 min.

Summary: An interview of Lawrence Kupferman conducted 1971 June 10, by Robert Brown and Joyce Tyler, for the Archives of American Art. Kupferman discusses his studies, his work, printmaking, cinema paintings, teaching, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the art scene in Boston, the painter and the public, his family, and other artists.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lawrence Kupferman (1909-1982) was a painter and printmaker from Newton Centre, Mass. He was born in Boston and studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School.


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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lawrence Kupferman, 1971 June 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.