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Oral history interview with Robert M. Kulicke, 1968 June 3

Kulicke, Robert M. (Robert Moore), 1924-2007



Collection Information

Size: 36 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 11 min.

Summary: An interview of Robert M. Kulicke conducted 1968 June 3, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Kulicke speaks of his family background; the development of his interest in art and craft; his business as a picture frame designer; his service in the U.S. Army; his early career in painting, and subject matter which interested him; starting out as a frame restorer; his art investments; meeting and working with Franz Kline and Hans Hofmann; the development of his aluminum frame; teaching painting; his painting methods; and his opinion of critics.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert M. Kulicke (1924-2007) was a painter and craftsman 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 .

How to Use This Collection

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3198 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert M. Kulicke, 1968 June 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.