Oral history interview with John Chamberlain
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.chambe91
Creators:
Chamberlain, John, 1927-2011
Clearwater, Bonnie, 1957-
Dates:
1991 January 29-30
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
92 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of John Chamberlain conducted 1991 January 29-30, by Bonnie Clearwater, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Chamberlain talks of his studio in Sarasota; his assistants; working intuitively; encouraging a "sense of discovery" for the artists and audience; collaborating with poet Robert Creeley; his early interest in composing music; retrospective exhibitions; the "heroics of drinking" at the Cedar Bar; and working methods. Chamberlain was reluctant to be interviewed.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Chamberlain (1927-2011) was a sculptor from Sarasota, Florida.

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
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
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 19 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
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Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Florida -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Creeley, Robert, 1926- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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