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Oral history interview with Lois Dodd, 1988 October 10-November 7

Dodd, Lois, 1927-

Art teacher, Painter, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 221 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav file. Duration is 6 hr., 9 min.

Summary: An interview of Lois Dodd conducted 1988 October 10-November 7, by Barbara Shikler, for the Archives of American Art. Dodd discusses the evolution of her subject matter; her stays in Rome, Maine, New Jersey, and Louisiana; she recalls the Tanager Gallery, Alex Katz, William King, Charles Cajori, and the Club.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lois Dodd (1927-) is a painter, educator, and founding member of the Tanager Gallery.


These interviews are 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. Funding for this interview provided by John W. Payson.

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

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lois Dodd, 1988 October 10-November 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.