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Oral history interview with Ruth Gikow, 1968 Oct. 24-28

Gikow, Ruth Levine, 1915-1982

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1 Sound tape reel, 7 in.; 106 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of Ruth Gikow conducted 1968 Oct. 24-28, by Forrest Selvig, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ruth Gikow (1915-1982) was a painter and printmaker from New York, N.Y.


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 .

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ruth Gikow, 1968 Oct. 24-28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.