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Oral history interview with Robert Whitman, 2019 Oct. 21-Nov.4

Whitman, Robert, 1935-

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Size: 6 sound files (4 hrs., 33 min.) Audio, digital, wav

Summary: An interview with Robert Whitman conducted 2019 October 21-Nov. 4, by Christopher Lyon, for the Archives of American Art, at Whitman's home in Warwick, N.Y.

Biographical/Historical Note

Interviewee Robert Whitman (1935- ) is an artist in New York N.Y. He is well-known for creating Happenings. Interviewer Christopher Lyon (1949- ) is a writer in Brooklyn, 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 administrators.

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Funding for this interview was provided by the Lichtenberg Family Foundation.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert Whitman, 2019 Oct. 21-Nov.4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.