Oral history interview with Red Grooms
Digitized Content

Collection ID:
Grooms, Red
Cummings, Paul
1974 Mar. 4-18
Physical Description:
3 Sound tape reels
Sound recording
5 in.
92 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Red Grooms conducted 1974 Mar. 4-18, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Grooms speaks of his family background and growing up in Nashville; the development of his artistic ability; going briefly to the Chicago Art Institute; his New York period; the development of his artistic philosophy of rebelliousness; his Provincetown period; inspirations for some of his work; his European experiences; his hobbies and interests; filmmaking projects; the relationship between politics and art; art as communication, and responses to his work; dealers he has worked with; and future developments in his work. He recalls the painter Gregorio Prestopino.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Red Grooms (1937-) is a painter from New York, N.Y. Born Charles Grooms.

Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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.

Digital Content

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Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Prestopino, Gregorio Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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