Oral history interview with Jack Beal

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.beal68
Creators:
Beal, Jack, 1931-
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1968 March 27
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
35 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Jack Beal conducted 1968 March 27, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Beal speaks of his family background, southern artists, the Chicago Art Institute, studying with Kathleen Blackshear, the "Wells Street Group", the influence of Arshile Gorky and Chicago artists. He discusses refusing a scholarship to the Hans Hofmann School; the Cedar Bar; the New York art world; his wife, Sandra; painting with Ivan and Susan Michod and the "color" of color television. Beal comments on making a movie with Tom Doyle, William Giles, Michael Kirby, and Stanley Landsman; living off the land; and overcoming the "masterpiece complex."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jack Beal (1931- 2013) was a painter from Oneonta, New York.

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 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 10 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Doyle, Tom, 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Giles, William, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kirby, Michael Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landsman, Stanley, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Michod, Ivan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Michod, Susan A., 1945- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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