MIJA RIEDEL: This Mija Riedel with Vladimir Kagan on June tenth at his studio and home in Nantucket, Massachusetts, for the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. And this is disc number one. Good morning.
VLADIMIR KAGAN: Good morning.
MIJA REIDEL: Let's start at the beginning, where and when were you born?
VLADIMIR KAGAN: I was born in Germany, a little town called Worms on the Rhine in 1927, August 29.
MIJA REIDEL: August 29, I see.
VLADIMIR KAGAN: I'm a Virgo.
MIJA REIDEL: Ah, that explains so much. [Laughs.]