Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with Isabel Bishop

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bishop59may
Creators:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988
Morse, John D., 1906-
Dates:
1959 May 29
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
19 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Isabel Bishop conducted by John D. Morse on 1959 May 29 for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Bishop speaks of her painting materials and methods including the preparation of canvases, types and qualities of paint, permanence, underpainting, varnishes, and subject matter. Bishop also describes the methods of Kenneth Hayes Miller.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Isabel Bishop (1902-1988) was a painter 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 others.

Digital Content

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

More Information
General
General
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 46 min.


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Book illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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