Size: 1 Sound tape reel Sound recording: (1 hour 15 min.) 12 Pages Transcript
Summary: An interview of Stanley William Hayter conducted 1971 Mar. 11, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Hayter speaks of his trip to the U.S. in 1940, the Atelier for etching techniques at the New School for Social Research and some of the members in the group, the influence of the WPA on American art, the studios on 8th and 13th Streets and the variety of personalities and working methods among those who inhabited them. He discusses the relationship between teacher and student, the influence of the exhibition of Atelier prints at the Museum of Modern Art, life in America as compared with that in France, printmaking in Europe and America, the Tamarind Institute, the close of the Atelier in 1955, and the limitations of lithography.