Oral history interview with Diana Crane

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.crane83
Creators:
Crane, Diana, 1946-
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1983 April 12
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
33 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Diana Crane conducted 1983 April 12, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Crane speaks of her background and education; the beginning of her career as an artist's model; her interests in filmmaking and serigraphy; her first teaching job; posing for Mark Adams, Beth Van Hoesen, Wayne Thiebaud, William Theoophilus Brown, Gordon Cook, and Charles Griffin Farr; erotic aspects of nude modeling; the effect of her work upon her personal life; her self-portraiture; her photographic work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Diana Crane (1946-) is a photographer and artist's model from San Francisco, California.

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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Nude in art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' models -- San Francisco, California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' models -- California -- San Francisco Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cook, Gordon Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thiebaud, Wayne Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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