Oral history interview with Kenneth L. Showell

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.showel72
Creators:
Showell, Kenneth L., 1939-1997
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1972 August 17
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
96 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Kenneth L. Showell conducted 1972 August 17, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Showell speaks of his family background and education in the Midwest; attending Kansas City Art Institute, and his education there; graduate studies at Indiana University; changes in techniques; the influence of abstract expressionism; teaching at Indiana University; moving to New York; the development of his grid and folded canvas paintings; his drawings and prints; color; illusion in painting.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Kenneth L. Showell (1939-1997) was a painter from New York, N.Y.

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 others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use requires an appointment.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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