Oral history interview with Clark Richert

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.richer13
Creators:
Richert, Clark, 1941-
Auther, Elissa, 1966-
Stoddard-Fleischman History of Rocky Mountain Area Artists project
Dates:
2013 August 20-21
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 Items
Sound recording: 4 sound files (2 hr., 55 min.)
digital, wav
52 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Clark Richert conducted 2013 August 20- 21, by Elissa Auther, for the Archives of American Art's, Stoddard-Fleischman Fund for the History of Rocky Mountain Area Artists, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, Colorado.
Scope and Contents
Richert speaks of deciding to become an artist; his influences; studying art at the University of Kansas; the Wichita Vortex; Droppings: working with geometric art; Drop City; geodesic domes; The Ultimate Painting; Zome Toy; Criss-Cross; using computers in art; being a teacher; the Armory Group; and A.R.E.A. Richert also recalls Bruce Conner, Richard Kallweit, Joan Brown, Gene Bernofsky, Buckminster Fuller, Michael McClure, Alan Kaprow, Nick Sands, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Jay Defeo, Dean Fleming, Linda Fleming, John Fudge, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Clark Richert (1941- ) is a painter in Denver, Colorado and is head of the painting and drawing department at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Elissa Auther (1966- ) is associate professor of contemporary art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available online.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for this interview was provided by the Stoddard-Fleischman Fund for the History of Rocky Mountain Area Artists.
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.

General
General
Originally recorded as 4 sound files. Duration is 2 hr., 55 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

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