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Oral history interview with Squeak Carnwath, 2015 September 9

Carnwath, Squeak, 1947-

Painter, Printmaker, Artist


Collection Information

Size: 7 sound files (4 hr., 28 min.), digital, wav; 175 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded as 7 sound files. Duration is 4 hr., 28 min.

Summary: An interview of Squeak Carnwath, conducted 2015 September 9-10, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Viola Frey Oral History Project at Carnwath's studio in Oakland, California.

Biographical/Historical Note

Interviewee Squeak Carnwath (1958) is a painter and printmaker in Oakland, California. Carnwath was a student of Viola Frey's who later became her friend, and is a co-founder of the Artists' Legacy Foundation. Interviewer Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California.


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.

Language Note

English .


Funding for this interview was provided by the Artists' Legacy Foundation.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Squeak Carnwath, 2015 September 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.