Oral history interview with Herbert Bayer

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bayer81
Creators:
Bayer, Herbert, 1900-1985
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-
Dates:
1981 October 3
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
16 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Herbert Bayer conducted 1981 October 3, by Ruth Bowman, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Bayer speaks of his early family life in Austria, his first exposure to art, his education at the Bauhaus school in Weimar, the atmosphere and work of the early Bauhaus, leaving the Bauhaus and becoming the art director of the German edition of "Vogue," meeting Moholy-Nagy in New York, and working on exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Herbert Bayer (1900-1985) was a painter, sculptor, and architect from Montecito, California.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 2 min.

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Repository Contact
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