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Oral history interview with Sylvia Plimack Mangold, 1994 July 7

Oral history interview with Sylvia Plimack Mangold, 1994 July 7

Mangold, Sylvia Plimack, 1938-

Painter, Printmaker

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 2 sound files (1 hr., 3 min.): digital, wav.

Transcript: 20 pages.

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 3 min.

Summary: Interview of Sylvia Plimack Mangold, conducted by William Weiss for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Washingtonville, NY, on July 7, 1994.

Mangold speaks of her family and childhood in New York City; her early exposure to art in Queens; attending Music & Art High School, Cooper Union, and Yale University; going to contemporary art shows; her early work and decision to paint exterior and interior spaces and architecture; her use of rulers in her work; and her influences. Mangold also recalls John McLaughlin, Eva Hesse, Fairfield Porter, Alex Katz, Catherine Murphy, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sylvia Plimack Mangold (1938- ) is a painter from New York, N.Y.

Provenance

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. Funding for this interview was provided by the Horace Goldsmith Foundation.

Funding

Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

How to Use This Collection

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Sylvia Plimack Mangold, 1994 July 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.