Oral history interview with Robert Mangold

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mangol17
Creators:
Mangold, Robert, 1937-
Lyon, Christopher
Dates:
2017 November 16
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 Items
sound files (2 hr., 43 min.) Audio
digital, wav
37 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Robert Mangold conducted 2017 November 16, by Christopher Lyon, for the Archives of American Art, at Mangold's studio in Washingtonville, New York.
Scope and Contents
Mangold speaks of his childhood in the North Tonawanda, New York; early experiences of drawing; attending the Cleveland Institute of Art, a summer program at Yale Norfolk, and graduate school at Yale; his first encounter and experiments with Abstract Expressionism in the late 1950s; the influence of Pop art and New York City's built environment on his work; moving to New York in 1962; the art world social scene of the early 1960s; his teaching career at SVA; his investigative approach to art-making; his approach to making series of works; the influence of living in the countryside on his work; his investigations of drawn lines in paintings beginning in the late '60s; his recent decision to hire an assistant; his formative summer of 1974 in Italy; his 2017 retrospective survey at Mnuchin Gallery; and his comments on certain pieces reproduced in the Pace Gallery catalogue of his work. Mangold also recalls Bernard Chaet, Alex Katz, Josef Albers, Brice Marden, Neil Welliver, Lucy Lippard, Robert Ryman, Sol LeWitt, Eva Hesse, Don Nice, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Mangold (1937- ) is a minimalist artist in New York, New York. Christopher Lyon (1949- ) is an author and publisher in Brooklyn, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for this interview was provided by Janice Oresman.
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.

Using the Collection
System Details
Recorded on Tascam DR-100MKII R000330.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Albers, Josef Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chaet, Bernard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hesse, Eva, 1936-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Katz, Alex, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lippard, Lucy R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marden, Brice, 1938- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nice, Don, 1932- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Welliver, Neil Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wyman, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cleveland Institute of Art -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Pace Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Society for Visual Anthropology (U.S.) -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yale/Norfolk Summer School of Art -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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