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Oral history interview with Rudolf Arnheim, 1972 May 16

Arnheim, Rudolf, 1904-2007

Author, Educator, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 24 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 25 min. An interview of Royal Cloyd conducted by R. Brown is also on this tape.

Summary: An interview of Rudolph Arnheim conducted 1972 May 16, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Rudolf Arnheim (1904-2007) was an educator and writer from Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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

Use requires an appointment.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rudolf Arnheim, 1972 May 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.