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Oral history interview with Robert Motherwell, 1971 Nov. 24-1974 May 1

Oral history interview with Robert Motherwell, 1971 Nov. 24-1974 May 1

Motherwell, Robert Burns, 1915-1991

Painter, Printmaker, Draftsmen (artists)

Overview

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 166 p.

Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 8 hrs., 9 min.

Summary: Interview of Robert Motherwell conducted 1971 Nov. 24-1974 May 1, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home, in Greenwich, Conn.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) was a painter and printmaker from New York, N.Y.

Provenance

These interviews are 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.

Funding

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

Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert Motherwell, 1971 Nov. 24-1974 May 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.