Oral history interview with Robert Mangold
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Mangold, Robert, 1937-
Weiss, William L.
1994 June 3
Physical Description:
2 Items
Sound recording: 2 sound files (1 hr., 32 min.)
digital, wav
16 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Robert Mangold conducted 1994 June 3, by William Weiss, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Robert Mangold, one of the more notable American artists of the 1960's and 70's, contributed significantly to the development of the post Abstract Expressionist and as well as the Minimalist painting. The dialogue between the interviewer and Mangold is comprised of a series of questions and answers that chronologically trace and reveal the origins of Mangold's desire in the arts as well as how and where he began to receive instruction in and study the arts at an institutional level. Mangold later shared about his early career as a painter, particularly how his instructors as well as his close friends helped shape his artistic practice and his unique expression of painting. Towards the end of the interview, Mangold reflects on his work and concludes that his work is as fluid, dynamic, and transitional as much of his life experience had been both within and outside of the art world.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Mangold (1937- ) is a painter from New York, New York.

Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
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 this interview was provided by the Horace Goldsmith Foundation.

Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 32 min.

Digital Content

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