Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with Beatrice Wood

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wood76
Creators:
Wood, Beatrice
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1976 August 26
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
53 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Beatrice Wood conducted 1976 August 26, by Paul Karlstrom for the Archives of American Art. Wood speaks of her early friendship with Marcel Duchamp, H. P. Roche, the Arensbergs, and others in New York; of her publication of the "Blind Man" in 1917; her subsequent move to Hollywood; and her career as a ceramicist in Southern California.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Beatrice Wood (1893-1998) was a ceramist from Ojai, California.

Administration
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' 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 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 10 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

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Repository Contact
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