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Oral History interviews with Ed Rossbach and Katherine Westphal, 1997

Oral History interviews with Ed Rossbach and Katherine Westphal, 1997

Smith, Paul J., 1931-

Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: Sound recordings: 8 sound cassettes.

Transcripts: 86 p.

Summary: Oral history interview with Ed Rossbach (37 p. transcript) and Katherine Westphal (49 p.) conducted by Paul J. Smith in preparation for the exhibition "The Ties That Bind: Fiber Art by Ed Rossbach and Katherine Westphal from the Daphne Farago Collection" sponsored by the Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art.(The exhibition was held at RISD, 17 October 1997-11 January 1998 and at the American Craft Museum, NYC, 25 June-6 September 1998.) Two exhibition catalogs are also included.

Biographical/Historical Note

Rossbach: b. 1914; d. 2002. Westphal: b. 1919. Both are fiber artists, Berkeley, Calif.; he the weaver, and she the painter/printer.

Provenance

Donated 1998 by the Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Oral History interviews with Ed Rossbach and Katherine Westphal, 1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.