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Oral history interviews with California artists, 1995

Beneke, Daphne

Educator, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: Sound recordings: 13 sound cassettes (90 min. each) : analog.

Transcripts: p.

Summary: Interviews conducted in preparation for Beneke's publication, Fifteen Profiles: Distinguished California Modernists, published by the Fresno Art Museum, 1995. This first installment includes six of the artists interviewed: Frank Lobdell, Lee Mullican, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Wayne Thiebaud, Paul Wonner, and Emerson Woelffer; the length of each interview varies from 30 minutes to two hours.

Biographical/Historical Note

Educator, art historian; Pasadena, Calif.


Donated 1996 by Daphne Beneke. Additional interviews are expected.

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Oral history interviews with California artists, 1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.