Oral history interview with Ida Kohlmeyer

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kohlme89
Creators:
Kohlmeyer, Ida, 1912-1997
Berman, Avis
Dates:
1989 May 17-20
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
177 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ida Kohlmeyer conducted 1989 May 17-20, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Kohlmeyer discusses how she became an artist, her training, her marriage, the New Orleans art scene, her teaching and students, her work in sculpture, and the "Clusters and Circus" series. She recalls Pat Trivigno, Mark Rothko, Hans Hofmann, Clyfford Still, James Johnson Sweeney, Luba Glade, and Ruth White.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ida Kohlmeyer (1912-1997) was a painter from New Orleans, La.

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. Funding for this interview provided by the Lannan Foundation.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Painters -- Louisiana -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Glade, Luba B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trivigno, Pat, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White , Ruth Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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