Oral history interview with Paul Bodin
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bodin93
Creators:
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994
Polcari, Stephen
Wechsler, James
Dates:
1993 March 11
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound cassette
(66 min.)
analog.
22 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Paul Bodin and James Wechsler conducted 1993 March 11, by Stephen Polcari, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Bodin recalls his career as a painter. He mentions his work as a technical illustrator as a means of support, his participation in the WPA, and his friendship with Milton Avery and Adolf Gottlieb. Examples of his work are examined with regard to a chronology of the themes and subjects that interested him. Also present during the interview was James Wechsler, a friend of Bodin.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Paul Bodin (1910-1994) was a painter from New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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
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 administrators.

General
General
Interviewee's voice is frail and hard to hear. Sound quality is poor.
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 6 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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