Oral history interview with Marguerite Wildenhain
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wilden82
Creators:
Wildenhain, Marguerite
Bray, Hazel V.
Dates:
1982 March 14
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
63 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Marguerite Wildenhain conducted 1982 March 14, by Hazel Bray, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Wildenhain speaks of her early interest in pottery; studying at the Bauhaus; the Bauhaus philosophy; her apprenticeship as a potter under Max Krehan; studying under Gerhard Marcks; becoming the first woman master potter in Germany in 1926; fleeing the Nazis to Holland; coming to the United States; moving to California and teaching at the California College of Arts and Crafts; craftsmanship as a way of life; and her sources of inspiration.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Marguerite Wildenhain (1896-1985) was a potter from Guerneville, California.

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 cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 7 min.

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Keywords
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Repository Contact
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