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Jack Whitten Oral History Interview Conducted by Judith Olch Richards for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2009

JUDITH RICHARDS: This is Judith Richards interviewing Jack Whitten on December 1, 2009, at his studio in Woodside, Queens, New York, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, disc one.

Jack, I'd like to start with your family, as far back as you want to go– it could be even your grandparents, if you have information about them, and then going on to your parents and yourself and your siblings. And then we'll focus on you again.

JACK WHITTEN: Yes. My mom [as] Annie B. Whitten and my father was Mose Whitten.

Howard Ben Tré Oral History Interview Conducted by Josephine Shea for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2007

JOSEPHINE SHEA: This is Josephine Shea, and I’m interviewing Howard Ben Tré, at the artist’s studio in Pawtucket.

HOWARD BEN TR­É: That’s it.

MS. SHEA: Which is just two houses down the road from Providence, Rhode Island, on July 7, 2007, for the Archives of American Art.

MR. BEN TRÉ: Which also happens to be Live Earth Day.

MS. SHEA: Oh, it’s supposed to be a very auspicious day, seven-seven-seven.

Robert David Brady Oral History Interview Conducted by Mija Riedel for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2008

MIJA RIEDEL: This is Mija Riedel interviewing Robert [David] Brady at the artist’s studio in Berkeley, California, on March 10, 2008, for the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art. This is disc number one.

So good morning, good afternoon.

ROBERT DAVID BRADY: It’s working. You can tell.

MS. RIEDEL: Yes, it’s working. I can hear.

MR. BRADY: All right.

Richard Marquis Oral History Interview Conducted by Mija Riedel for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2006

MIJA RIEDEL: This is Mija Riedel interviewing Richard Marquis at the artist’s home and studio on Whidbey Island in Washington for the Archives of American Art Smithsonian Institution, disc number one.

We’re sitting outside in the garden. Let’s start at the beginning. You were born in Arizona in 1945?

RICHARD MARQUIS: Yeah.

MS. RIEDEL: Bumblebee?

Jose Chardiet Oral History Interview Conducted by Josephine Shea for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2009

JOSEPHINE SHEA: This is Josephine Shea interviewing Jose Chardiet at the artist's studio in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, on July the 29, 2009, for the Archives of American Art, and this is disc number one.

And let's start at the beginning, which is, when and where were you born?

JOSE CHARDIET: I was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1956.

MS. SHEA: And what day? Do you remember? [Laughs.]

MR. CHARDIET: No! What day of the week?

MS. SHEA: Of — no, what day of the year.

MR. CHARDIET: Oh, October 5, 1956.

Charles C. Bergman Oral History Interview Conducted by James McElhinney for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2010

JAMES McELHINNEY: This is James McElhinney speaking with Charles C. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, at 863 Park Avenue in New York, on Thursday, July 15, 2010.

Good afternoon, sir.

CHARLES C. BERGMAN: Good afternoon. Welcome.

MR. McELHINNEY: Thank you so much. To begin this conversation, perhaps it would be useful to explore your early life and how you came to be so active in the arts. What was your first experience of being in the presence of a work of art?

Roy Superior Oral History Interview Conducted by Mija Riedel for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2010

MIJA RIEDEL:  This is Mija Riedel with Roy Superior at the artist's home and studio in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, on June 29, 2010, for the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, disc number one.

Good afternoon. Shall we start at the beginning? Let's cover a little of the biographical background.

ROY SUPERIOR: The early years before I was born?

MS. RIEDEL: Yes, the early years before—your parents?

MR. SUPERIOR: Well, the first thing I think that I ought to mention is where my name came from.

MS. RIEDEL: Please do.

Mara Superior Oral History Interview Conducted by Mija Riedel for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2010

MIJA RIEDEL: This is Mija Riedel with Mara Superior at the artist's home in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, on July 1, 2010, for the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, disc number one.

Good morning.

MARA SUPERIOR: Good morning.

MS. RIEDEL: Let's start at the beginning, Mara. You were born in New York City? So you were born in New York City. What was the date?

MS. SUPERIOR: Oh, dear, I never give out that information. [Laughs.]

Joel Philip Myers Oral History Interview Conducted by Dan Klein for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2007

DAN KLEIN: Joel, tell me a little bit about your early life, where you grew up, and how you finished up going to Parsons [School of Design, New York, NY].

JOEL MYERS: I was born on January 29, 1934, in Patterson, New Jersey. My family was a - well, it was a nice place to grow up, and my parents were decent people who had good values. And I — my father was a disciplinarian, however, and so I grew up in an atmosphere of being good. I think I would see myself as being a good boy —

MR. KLEIN: In New Jersey.

Stefan Sagmeister Oral History Interview Conducted by Mija Riedel for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2012

MIJA RIEDEL: This is Mija Riedel with Stefan Sagmeister at the designer’s studio in New York City on December 4, 2012 for the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, Card No. 1.

Good afternoon. It’s a pleasure to be here.

STEFAN SAGMEISTER: Thank you. Same to you.

MS. RIEDEL: Let’s start with some early biographical information and move through that —

MR. SAGMEISTER: Sure.

MS. RIEDEL: — and then we’ll get on to the work —

MR. SAGMEISTER: Yeah.

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