Oral history interview with Sylvia Plimack Mangold
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Mangold, Sylvia Plimack, 1938-
Weiss, William L.
1994 July 7
Physical Description:
2 Items
sound files (1 hr., 3 min.)
digital, wav.
20 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Sylvia Plimack Mangold, conducted by William Weiss for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Washingtonville, NY, on July 7, 1994.
Scope and Contents
Mangold speaks of her family and childhood in New York City; her early exposure to art in Queens; attending Music & Art High School, Cooper Union, and Yale University; going to contemporary art shows; her early work and decision to paint exterior and interior spaces and architecture; her use of rulers in her work; and her influences. Mangold also recalls John McLaughlin, Eva Hesse, Fairfield Porter, Alex Katz, Catherine Murphy, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sylvia Plimack Mangold (1938- ) is a painter from New York, N.Y.

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., 3 min.

Digital Content

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This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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