Oral history interview with Helen Frankenthaler
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.franke69
Creators:
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011
Rose, Barbara
Dates:
1968
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recording
7 in.
41 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Helen Frankenthaler conducted 1968, by Barbara Rose, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Frankenthaler speaks of studying art at Bennington College with Paul Feeley; the influence of Picasso and Kandinsky on her work; Clement Greenberg and his relationship with Frankenthaler and other artists; studying with Hans Hofmann and Rufino Tamayo; her childhood; meeting Robert Motherwell; the New York School; and Jackson Pollock, his paintings, technique, and influence on her. She also describes her technique, painting on the floor, titles, and color versus drawing. Frankenthaler recalls Grace Hartigan, Friedel Dzubas, Willem de Kooning, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Helen Frankenthaler (1928- 2011) was a painter from New York, N.Y.

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.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Sound quality is very poor.

Keywords
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Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting -- Technique Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dzubas, Friedel, 1915-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feeley, Paul, 1910-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hartigan, Grace Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motherwell, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bennington College Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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