Oral history interview with Jennifer Bartlett

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bartle87
Creators:
Bartlett, Jennifer, 1941-
Berman, Avis
Dates:
1987 June-September
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 Cassettes
Sound recording: (5 hrs. 20 min.)
analog.
168 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Jennifer Bartlett conducted 1987 June-September, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Bartlett discusses her family background and the dynamics within the family; her childhood interest in art; growing up in suburban Long Beach, California; attending Mills College and Yale School of Fine Arts; and her teachers and co-students there. She remembers in particular Elizabeth Murray, Jack Tworkov, and Richard Serra. She speaks about themes and intentions in her work, especially "Rhapsody" and various commissions including works created for ISI, Saatchi, Volvo, and Battery Park. Bartlett speaks about her writings "Cleopatra" and "History of the Universe" and their relationship to her painting. She concludes the interview with philosophical musings about art and taste.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jennifer Bartlett (1941- ) was a painter, writer, and art instructor in New York, New York.

Administration
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 administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 15 min.

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Repository Contact
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