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Oral history interview with Tony Smith, 1978 August 22-30

Smith, Tony, 1912-1980

Painter, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 72 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded 2 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 15 min.

Summary: An interview of Tony Smith conducted 1978 August 22-30, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Tony Smith (1912-1980) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y.


These interviews are 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 .


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

Use requires an appointment.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Tony Smith, 1978 August 22-30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.