Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with Joyce Wahl Treiman

Collection ID:
Treiman, Joyce
Karlstrom, Paul J.
1981 October 3
Physical Description:
29 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Joyce Wahl Treiman conducted 1981 October 3, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Treiman speaks of her education and its influence on her life and work; growing up in Chicago; moving to California in 1961; the persistence of realism in her paintings; her feelings about photorealism and traditional realism; the inadequacy of photographs as models; teaching at UCLA; and the influence upon her of Thomas Eakins and other 19th Century painters.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Joyce Treiman (1922-1991) was a painter from Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3199 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

More Information
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 3 min.

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