Oral history interview with Astrid Preston
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.presto20
Creators:
Preston, Astrid, 1945-
Simms, Matthew Thomas
Dates:
2020 July 27
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Item
(27 min.)
digital, mp4
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Astrid Preston conducted 2020 July 27, by Matthew Simms, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Preston's studio in Santa Monica, California.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Astrid Preston (1945- ) is a draftsman and painter who works primarily in Los Angeles, California. Preston was part of a network of artists in Los Angeles that included Lita Albuquerque, Loren Madsen, and Steve Kahn and was first involved in a revival of drawing that brought her into contact with other mainly women draftsmen.

Administration
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.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Recorded on Zoom (videoconferencing software)
Terms of Use
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Conditions Governing Access
This interview is open for research.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the Astrid Preston papers.

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Repository Contact
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