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Oral history interview with Robert Grosvenor, 1972 Aug. 9

Grosvenor, Robert, 1937-



Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1 Sound tape reel, 5 in.; 54 Pages, Transcript

Summary: Interview of Robert Grosvenor conducted 1972 Aug. 9, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Grosvenor speaks of his early life and education in Newport, R.I.; studying in Europe; his first formal art instruction in Dijon, France; the art and architecture scene in Paris; his U.S. Army service; meeting Mark di Suvero, and his influence; his one-man show at the Dwan Gallery; materials; and the impermanence of his pieces. He recalls Richard Bellamy, Virginia Dwan, and William Congdon.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Grosvenor (1937-) is a sculptor 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 .

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