Oral history interview with Ilse Bischoff

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bischo82
Creators:
Bischoff, Ilse, 1901-1990
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1982 January 27
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
26 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ilse Bischoff conducted 1982 January 27, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Bischoff speaks of her upbringing in a wealthy German family in New York; her study of costume design in Paris and at the Parsons School of Design, New York City; her training at the Art Students League, and with William Zorach. She recalls her friendships with Helen Appleton Read, Paul Cadmus and Jared French.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ilse Bischoff (1901-1990) was an illustrator, painter, and collector. Birthdate also cited as 1903. Full name Ilse Marthe Bischoff. Born in New York City, Bischoff studied at the Art Students League and in Europe. Later, she worked as an illustrator of childrens' books and collected German porcelain.

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 others.

General
General
Originally recorded 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 56 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Painters -- Vermont -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
French, Jared, 1905-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Read, Helen Appleton, 1897-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zorach, William, 1887-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parsons School of Design -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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