Oral history interview with Naomie Kremer

Collection ID:
Kremer, Naomie, 1953-
Karlstrom, Paul J.
2001 Mar. 16
Physical Description:
23 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Naomie Kremer conducted 2001 Mar. 16, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Kremer's home, in Oakland, Calif.
Scope and Contents
Kremer discusses her experience as an artists' model from 1974 as a student in London to more recent times in California. She discusses issues of posing nude, something that was not fully accepted at the time; her interest in having that experience; her appreciation, after years of life drawing, of the contribution of the model; a photo session with Judy Dater at the Djerassi Foundation artist retreat; and the connection to her own current work about desire and tension. She explained how she is attracted to the "unfolding of impulse," both in posing and in painting.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Naomie Kremer (1953-) is an artist's model from Oakland, Calif. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Kremer grew up in Brooklyn where she took art classes at The Brooklyn Museum of Art. After a career in advertising and design, Kremer went back to school at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, where she now teaches painting and life drawing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is 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 administrators. Funding for the transcription of this interview provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance.

Originally recorded on 1 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 2 min.

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Repository Contact
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