Oral history interview with Gussie Du Jardin
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Du Jardin, Gussie, 1918-2006
Udall, Sharyn Rohlfsen
1983 October 11
Physical Description:
2 Items
sound files
digital, wav file
16 Pages
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Gussie Du Jardin conducted 1983 October 11, by Sharyn R. Udall, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Du Jardin speaks of her lichen and hexagonal paintings; living in New Mexico with her husband, painter Elmer Schooley; growing up in Colorado, Nevada, and Hawaii; her health issues as a child; earning her master's degree at the University of Iowa; being instructed by Philip Guston; the affect World War II had on her family; being a female painter as well as being married to a male painter; her process of using microscopic images to guide and inform her painting; her meeting and acquaintance with Georgia O'Keefe.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gussie Du Jardin (1918-2006) was a painter from Roswell, New Mexico.

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
These interviews are 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.

Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 5 min.

Digital Content

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