Oral history interview with Aaron Siskind, 1982 Sept. 28-Oct. 2.

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Oral history interview with Aaron Siskind, 1982 Sept. 28-Oct. 2.

An interview of Aaron Siskind conducted 1982 Sept. 28-1982 Oct. 2, by Barbara Shikler, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project. Siskind recalls his childhood in New York and his early interest in poetry and later photography. He describes the evolution of his own work, the role of various influences upon his work, and the meanings that can be assigned to his work. He discusses the abstract expressionist elements of his photographs and recalls his involvement with painters, including Mark Rothko. He speaks of photographing Rothko's paintings, and describes Rothko's personality. He recalls Barney Newman, Adolph Gottlieb, Paul Strand, Franz Kline, William de Kooning, Joe Solomon, Robert Motherwell, Clyfford Still, and others.

Sound recording: 2 cassettes : analog.Transcript: 45 p.

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Siskind, Aaron, 1971-

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Siskind, Aaron. American Photographer. Born: New York City, 4 December 1903. Education: DeWitt Clinton High School, New York; City College of New York, B.S.S. in literature 1926; self-taught in photography. Family: Married Sidonie Glaller in 1929. Instructor in English, various public schools, New York, 1926-49. Took first photos, Bermuda, 1930; professional freelance photographer since 1932. Member of the Film and Photo League, New York, 1932-35, 1936-41. Part-time Instructor in Photography, Tr...

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Motherwell, Robert

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