Oral history interview with Karl Benjamin
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.benjam81
Creators:
Benjamin, Karl
Weiss, William L.
Dates:
1981 September 10-12
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
61 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Karl Benjamin conducted 1981 September 10-12, by William Weiss, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Benjamin speaks of his background and education; the development of his work; artists and galleries he was associated with in Los Angeles; his personal philosophy of painting and teaching.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Karl Benjamin (1925- ) is a painter from Claremont, California.

Administration
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are 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 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 30 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- California -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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