Gussie Du Jardin (b. 1918 d. 2008)
Painter, Roswell, New Mexico
Interviewer: Sharyn Rohlfsen Udall
Interview of Gussie Du Jardin, conducted by Sharyn Rohlfsen Udall for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at the artist's home in Roswell, New Mexico, on October 11, 1983. Du Jardin speaks of her lichen and hexagonal paintings; living in New Mexico with her husband, painter Elmer Schooley; growing up in Colorado, Nevada, and Hawaii; her health issues as a child; earning her master's degree at the University of Iowa; being instructed by Philip Guston; the affect World War II had on her family; being a female painter as well as being married to a male painter; her process of using microscopic images to guide and inform her painting; her meeting and acquaintance with Georgia O'Keefe.
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