Jean Robertson interview with Nancy Crow

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.robejean
Creators:
Robertson, Jean
Crow, Nancy, 1943-
Dates:
1988 Aug. 17
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
14 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Nancy Crow conducted by Jean Robertson, Aug.17, 1988, as a part of Robertson's research for the book, "Nancy Crow: Quilts and Influences" by Nancy Crow and Jean Robertson, Collector Books, Dec. 1989. Crow speaks about her childhood and early artistic aspirations; her dissatisfaction with her first quilts in the early 1970s; traditional quiltmaking; her work in tapestry weaving; meeting Francoise Barnes and Virginia Randles and learning to quilt; the difference between the weaving and quilting process; working in series; her interest in Mexican folk art and African American quilts; living on an isolated farm and drawing inspiration from nature; her use of titles, colors, patterns, scale, and fabrics; the importance of her training in ceramics; and she compares her work to quilts by Michael James.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nancy Crow (1943-) is a quiltmaker from Baltimore, Ohio. Interviewer Jean Robertson is an art critic and curator from Indianapolis, Ind.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2003 by Jean Robertson as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Researchers note: A separate 2002 interview of Crow, also conducted by Robertson and a part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America is also available.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Quilting -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quiltmakers -- Ohio -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weaving -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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