Oral history interview with Ed Moses

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.moses80
Creators:
Moses, Ed, 1926-
Figoten, Sheldon
Dates:
1980 July 10-12
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
142 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ed Moses conducted 1980 July 10-12, by Sheldon Figoten, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Moses speaks of his family background and early education; his childhood and its impact on him and his work; his U.S. Navy service; his education at Long Beach City College and at the University of California, Los Angeles; studying under Rico Lebrun; his friendships with Billy Al Bengston and John Altoon; the Ferus Gallery; environmental projects; living in Spain; the impact of the old masters; and his exhibitions. He recalls Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Leo Castelli.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ed Moses (1926- ) is a painter from Venice, Calif.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3198 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Sponsor
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
These interviews are 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 interviSews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 52 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Use requires an appointment.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Altoon, John, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bengston, Billy Al Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Castelli, Leo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johns, Jasper, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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