Oral history interview with George McNeil, 1968 Jan. 9-1968 May 21 [sound recording].

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Oral history interview with George McNeil, 1968 Jan. 9-1968 May 21 [sound recording].

An interview of George McNeil conducted 1968 Jan. 9-1968 May 21, by Irving Sandler, for the Archives of American Art. The problems of abstract expressionism; organic and geometric form; the schisms in different art groups due to politics; his teaching techniques; why he feels modern painting declined after 1912; the quality of A.A.A. works; stretching his canvases, and the sizes he uses; his recent works, and his approaches to painting. He recalls Vaclav Vytlacil, Hans Hofmann; Arshile Gorky, John Graham, Jan Matulka, John Marin, Wassily Kandinsky, Mercedes Carles Matter, Albert Swinden, Fernand Léger, Stuart Davis, Burgoyne Diller, David Smith, Edgar Levy, Leo Manso, Irene Rice Pereira, Willem de Kooning, Ilya Bolotowsky, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Joan Miró, Robert Motherwell, George L.K. Morris, Albert Gallatin, Charles Shaw, John Ferrin, Ralph Rosenborg, Hananiah Harari, Agnes Lyall, Jean Helion, and many others.

Sound recording: 3 sound tape reels (4 hr. 45 min.) ; 7 in.Transcript: 82 p.

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