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Oral history interview with Tom Van Sant, 2008 August 14-September 10

Oral history interview with Tom Van Sant, 2008 August 14-September 10

Van Sant, Tom, 1931-

Muralist, Sculptor, Painter

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 49 pages.

Format: Originally recorded as 7 wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 57 min.

Summary: An interview of Tom Van Sant conducted 2008 August 14 and 2008 September 10, by Jo Lauria, for the Archives of American Art at Van Sant's home and studio, in Santa Monica, California.

Biographical/Historical Note

Tom Van Sant (1931- ) is a painter, sculptor, and muralist living and working in Santa Monica, California. He was educated and taught at Otis College of Art and Design and is the founder of The GeoSphere Project.

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

Funding for this interview was provided by the Brown Foundation. 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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Tom Van Sant, 2008 August 14-September 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.