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Oral history interview with Stanley William Hayter, 1971 Mar. 11

Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988



Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound tape reel, Sound recording: (1 hour 15 min.), 5 in.; 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.

Biographical/Historical Note

Stanley William Hayter (1901-1988) was a printmaker from Paris, France.


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

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4210 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Stanley William Hayter, 1971 Mar. 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.