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Robert Gordy interview, 1986 Feb. 15

Gordy, Robert, 1933-1986



Collection Information

Size: 39 Pages, Transcript

Summary: Interview of Robert Gordy conducted by Mitchell Kahan. Gordy speaks of changes in his painting style over the previous five years; printmaking media he worked in; materials he experimented with; the influence of his interest in African art; views of women in his work; humor in his work; the New Orleans environment and its effect on him; and artists who have influenced him.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Gordy (1933-1986) was a painter from New Orleans, La.


Donated 1986 by Mitchell D. Kahan.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Location of original tape unknown.

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How to Cite This Collection

Robert Gordy interview, 1986 Feb. 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.