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Oral history interview with Mel Pekarsky, 1978

Pekarsky, Mel, 1934-

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 60 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 19 min.

Summary: An interview of Mel Pekarsky conducted 1978, by Anne Lockhart, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mel Pekarsky (1934- ) is a painter and educator from New York, N.Y.


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 others.

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 Mel Pekarsky, 1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.