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National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012

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Series 16: Oral History Transcripts , 2002-2007
0.7 Linear feet
Box 59

Oral histories were conducted by Avis Berman for the National Academy of Design from 2002-2007. The comprehensive interviews are with Academy members and cover all aspects of the artists' lives, including family, early life, beginning career, mentors, contemporaries, influences, patrons, awards, residencies, as well as the artists' relationships with the Academy. Some oral histories were untaken by the Abbey Fund, and deal at length with the artists' murals, including Ellen Lanyon and Richard Haas. Some narrators played an active role in the Academy, occupying leadership positions on the board or various committees. The interview transcripts provide first-hand accounts of the Academy, particularly from circa 1940 up to the time of the interview. Topics addressed include the Academy's history, reputation, place in the 20th century art world, race and diversity, projects and initiatives, funding, and leadership.
Description Container Select
Interview with Will Barnet, 2002-2003
59
11
Interview with Hyman Bloom, 2003
59
12
Interview with Richard Haas, 2003-2004
59
13-14
Interview with Ellen Lanyon, 2003
59
15
Interview with Jules Olitski, 2002
59
16
Interview with Bernard Olshan, 2006
59
17
Interview with Paul Resika, 2004
59
18-19
Interview with Dorothea Rockburne, 2007
59
20

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