Oral history interview with John Clem Clarke
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.clarke72
Creators:
Clarke, John Clem, 1937-
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1972 July 13
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
5 in.
31 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of John Clem Clarke conducted 1972 July 13, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Clarke speaks of his education; playing football for Oregon State University; his early aspirations to teach art; his travels; his studio in Liverpool, England during the Pop Art period, 1962; action painting; his use of stencils and photography; a painting's "visual code"; his influences; his dealers including Ivan C. Karp and Jill Kornblee; and "old master subjects". Clarke also explains his color theory.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Clem Clarke (1937-) is a painter from New York, New York.

Administration
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 58 min.

Digital Content

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

More Information

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kornblee, Jill Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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