Oral history interview with Alfonso Ossorio

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ossori68
Creators:
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990
Selvig, Forrest
Dates:
1968 November 19
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
35 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Alfonso A. Ossorio conducted 1968 November 19, by Forrest Selvig, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Ossorio speaks of his youth and education in England and the United States; attending Harvard; working as a medical illustrator for the Army; coming to New York and becoming acquainted with Jackson Pollock and other New York artists; a mural commission he received for a church in the Philippines; the difficulty of introducing new ideas into Catholic art; traveling to Paris; his association with Jean Dubuffet; changes in his technique; his work in collage; his affiliation with the Signa Gallery; abstract expressionism.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alfonso Ossorio (1916-1990) was a painter in Wainscott, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/ossori68.htm
Reproduction Note
Item is a transcript.
Existence and Location of Originals
Location of original tape unknown.
Author
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 others.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Patrons must use transcript.
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Abstract expressionism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Church decoration and ornament Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Collagists -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harvard University -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Signa Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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