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Oral history interview with Robert Kidd, 1981 July 13

Kidd, Robert, 1936-

Teacher, Weaver


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1 Sound cassette; 47 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of Robert Kidd conducted 1981 July 13, by Jean O'Korn, for the Archives of American Art.
Kidd speaks of his family and educational background, student life and his teaching position at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, his influences, his techniques, his philosophy of work and his future plans.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Kidd (1936- ) was a weaver from Birmingham, Mich.


This interview is 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.

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 Robert Kidd, 1981 July 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.