Oral history interview with Dorothea Tanning

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.tannin90
Creators:
Tanning, Dorothea, 1910-2012
Shikler, Barbara
Dates:
1990 July 11-November 5
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
191 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Dorothea Tanning conducted 1990 July 11-November 5, by Barbara Shikler, for the Archives of American Art. Tanning discusses life in Illinois, New York, Arizona, and France. She recalls artists Max Ernst, Andre Breton, Julien Levy, George Balanchine, Yves Tanguy, and Kay Sage.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012) 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 administrators. Funding for this interview was provided by The John Sloan Memorial Foundation, Inc.

General
General
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 16 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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