Oral history interview with Alex Katz
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.katz69
Creators:
Katz, Alex, 1927-
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1969 Oct. 20
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recordings: (2 hours)
7 in.
69 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Alex Katz conducted 1969 Oct. 20, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Katz speaks of his early education; his family's interest in art; his U.S. Navy service; his education at the Cooper Union School and at Skowhegan; styles and methods in painting; his work in collage, portraiture and book illustration; theater set design; teaching at Yale, Skowhegan and the Studio School; his interest in poetry; and his current painting style. He recalls Fairfield Porter and Henry Varnum Poor and reminisces about The Club and the Tenth Street group of artists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alex Katz (1927-) is 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
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collage Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustration of books Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Porter, Fairfield Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Club (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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