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Merle Schipper interviews, 1978-1987

Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001

Writer, Art historian, Art critic


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 21 Sound cassettes

Summary: A lecture and interviews of twenty-two Southern California painters and sculptors, conducted and recorded by Los Angeles art critic Merle Schipper.
Interview tapes and Schipper's fragmentary notes are available for Greg S. Card, Tony Delap, Robert Graham, Frederick Hammersley, Marvin Harden, Craig Kauffman, Claude Kent, Charles Kessler, Harry Kipper, Jay Phillips, Charles Seliger, Peter T. Shelton, Judith Simonian, David Trowbridge, and John Van Hamersveld.
Only tapes are available for John Anderson, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Helen Pashgian, Frederick Stallknecht Wight and Rita Yokoi. Only Schipper's fragmentary notes are available for the DeWain Valentine interview. A tape of Craig Kauffman's May 9, 1979 lecture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is also included.

Biographical/Historical Note

California art critic and curator of the Fine Arts Gallery, California State University; b. in 1922.


Donated 1988 by Merle Schipper.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Untranscribed interviews; use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. office.

How to Cite This Collection

Merle Schipper interviews, 1978-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.