Oral history interview with Peter Grippe
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.grippe68
Creators:
Grippe, Peter, 1912-
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Dates:
1968 Aug. 27
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Items
Sound recording: 2 sound files (1 hr., 51 min.)
digital, wav file
32 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Peter J. Grippe conducted 1968 August 27, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Grippe speaks of abstract expressionist and surrealists artists; abstract expressionist style in the 1940s; his approach to sculpture; printmaking; collaboration between printmakers and poets in the 1950s; working with terra cotta; making pottery and selling it to make a living; teaching at Brandeis University; working with armatures; being invited to join "The Pictograph Movement;" exhibitions at the Willard Gallery; City of Desolation; the Bounty series; the "9th Street Art Exhibition;" and travelling to Europe on a Guggenheim Fellowship. Grippe recalls Theodoros Stamos, David Smith, Louise Bourgeois, André Masson, Seymour Lipton, Herbert Ferber, Arshile Gorky, Roberto Matta, Edward Alden Jewell, Barney Newman, Julio Gonzalez, Pablo Picasso, Leo Castelli, James Rosati, Matt Gorelli, Hans Hofmann, Ibram Lassaw, Robert Motherwell, Alfred Barr, Richard Lippold, Sidney Gordin, Grace Borgenicht, Theo van Doesburg, Robert Mondrian, Auguste Rodin, Jean-Baptiste Carapeaux, William Stanley Hayter, Dylan Thomas, Frank O'Hara, Esteban Vicenti, Louise Nevelson, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Peter Grippe (1912-2002) was a sculptor and printmaker from Newton, Massachusetts.

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
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.

General
General
Sound quality is poor.
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 51 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Abstract expressionism Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Expressionism (Art) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pottery -- Technique Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Newton -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints -- Technique Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Newton -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture -- Technique Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Surrealism Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Brandeis University -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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