Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with Gandy Brodie

Collection ID:
Brodie, Gandy, 1925-1975
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
1965 September 6
Physical Description:
24 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Gandy Brodie conducted 1965 September 6, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art. Brodie speaks of his childhood; trips to Paris and Florence; the European reaction to American Art in the 1950's; his paintings, including "City Anguish" and "Demolition"; the influence of Billie Holliday; his early works; Meyer Schapiro's support; and his techniques and intentions.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gandy Brodie (1925-1975) was a painter from West Townshend, Vermont.

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.

Digital Content

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

More Information
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 5 min.

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