Size: 2 Sound tape reels 55 Pages Transcript
Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 16 min.
Summary: Interview of Michael Loew, conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Loew's studio in New York, on October 5, 1973.
Loew speaks of his childhood; classmates and instructors at the Art Students League; mentorship at Thurn School of Art; fellowship to study art in Europe; travel to North Africa and Mexico; the social content of his early painting; his work with the WPA; serving in the Navy during World War II; the Artists' Club; teaching at Berkeley; Cubism; and the use of color in his later work. Loew also recalls Richard Lahey, Boardman Robinson; Ernest Thurn, Saidie May, Ernest Jensen, Max Schnitzler, Ted Schempp, Josef Albers, Fernand Léger, Erle Loran, Rose Fried, Eleanor Ward; and others.