Oral history interview with Emma Amos

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.amos68
Creators:
Amos, Emma, 1937-2020
Murray, Albert
Dates:
1968 October 3
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
30 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Emma Amos conducted 1968 October 3, by Al Murray, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Amos speaks of the development of her interest in art and her early influences, her education at Antioch, black politics and the problems facing black artists, image problems among blacks, her travels in Europe, her interests in different media, and the effect of marriage and motherhood on her work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Emma Amos (1937-2020) was a painter and printmaker in New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals
Item is a transcript. Location of original audio recording is unknown.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the interview provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others. Funding for this interview provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This interview transcript is open for research. No audio exists. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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