Oral history interview with Richard Lippold

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lippol71
Creators:
Lippold, Richard, 1915-2002
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1971 Dec. 1
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
125 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Richard Lippold conducted 1971 Dec. 1, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Lippold speaks of his family background and early life in Milwaukee; his early interests in art and music; early teachers; the impact of the Chicago World's Fair; studying industrial design at the Chicago Art Institute; designing machinery for an engineering firm; his travels in Mexico, Germany, and France; teaching at various institutions; his early sculptures; the development of his stylle; materials he uses; architectural commissions. He recalls Emiel Zettler, William R. Valentiner, John Cage, Jean Arp, Josef Albers, Ray Johnson, and Naum Gabo.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Richard Lippold (1915-2002) was a sculptor from Locust Valley, 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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 7 min.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albers, Josef Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arp, Jean, 1887-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Callahan, Harry M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gabo, Naum, 1890-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zettler, Emil Robert, 1878-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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