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Oral history interview with Lillian Bassman, 2011 October 12-November 16

Oral history interview with Lillian Bassman, 2011 October 12-November 16

Bassman, Lillian, 1917-2012

Photographer

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 109 pages

Format: Originally recorded as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 8 hr., 53 min.

Summary: An interview of Lillian Bassman conducted 2011 October 12-November 16, by Steven Watson, for the Archives of American Art's Oral History Interviews of American Photographers Project, at Bassman's home, in New York, New York.

Biographical/Historical Note

Interviewee Lillian Bassman (1917-2012) is a photographer in New York, New York. Interviewer Steven Watson is a cultural historian in New York, New York.

Provenance

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 administrators.

Funding

Funding for this interview was provided by the Brown Foundation.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lillian Bassman, 2011 October 12-November 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.