Oral history interview with Mindy Weisel

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.weisel01
Creators:
Weisel, Mindy
Berman, Anne Louise, 1975-2016
Dates:
2001 September 2-November 1
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Items
sound discs (1 hr.; 28 min.)
digital.
2 5/8 in.
36 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Mindy Weisel conducted 2001 September 21-November 1, by Anne Louise Bayly, for the Archives of American Art, in Washington, D.C.
Scope and Contents
Weisel speaks of her parents and their surviving the Holocaust; her mother showing her beauty as a child; being the daughter of survivors; wanting to draw as a child; studying art in college; her marriage and motherhood; balancing the role of wife, mother and artist; September 11th; her Ella Fitzgerald series; her time at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; process of working; creating Lily Let's Dance and It's Ok Kid; writing her books "Daughters of Absence", "Touching Quiet", "The Rainbow Diet"; art and survival.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mindy Weisel (1947- ) is a painter from Washington, D.C.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Author
Sponsor
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.
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 on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr.; 28 min.

Keywords
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September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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