Oral history interview with Peter Agostini, 1968.

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Agostini, Peter. Oral history interview with Peter Agostini, 1968.

Oral history interview with Peter Agostini, 1968.

An interview of Peter Agostini conducted by Colette Roberts for the Archives of American Art at 151 Avenue B, New York, N.Y., in 1968. Mr. Agostini speaks of his childhood spent living throughout the five boroughs of New York; his interactions with clients of his father's acting employment agency; his early education in Catholic school and the creative freedom allotted by the nuns; his first feelings of isolation as an artist at the age of seven; the development of a sense of communication as the result of the loss of his mother at the age of three and time spent at a school for orphans; his early realization and vision of artistic destiny; his religious interests which lead to mysticism in his earlier work; his time spent working freely in the DaVinci Studio with Spaventa; the discovery by Hess of his works in Gallerie Grimaud; his attainment of the Longview Grant; his working experience throughout the Depression as part of the WPA casting plaster mannequins while working indirectly with Pollack as well as Marca Relli; his subsequent move to designing department store windows (use of Mondrian-like forms and lines); his feelings of his position as an observer; the importance of communication through art (communication without words); his rejection of the Abstract Expressionist group and choice of independence; the influence of the sculpture of Kolbe and Bache in the thirties; Clement Greenberg's distaste for his work; his feelings about the relative failure to sell his work due its unusual edginess and mystery; his role in the introduction of the work of contemporary European artists (Chausserian, Gauthier, Modrian) to the American group; his description of his own work as "traditionless"; his feelings of self-importance as one of the most original sculptors in the art world; his influence on the younger generation, particularly Marisol; the enslavement to originality that the younger generation faces; his attitudes towards American Art forms and their lack of rebellious spirit; the virtues of the American writers, such as Poe, Whitman, and Melville as American "knapsack" writers; his personal technique which places an emphasis on the "skin" or volume of something; his attempt to create quiet art, or art that merely indicates features; his frustration with teaching and the problems of regurgitated knowledge; the role of Meyer Shapiro in his teaching career at Columbia; the formation of the Club and its similarity to the Cubist's café scene; his opinions on the relationship of sex and sensuality in American art; his personal struggles, including the loss of his second wife and two of his brothers, in addition to the estrangement of his only daughter by his first wife; his feelings on the role of psycho analysis and personal history in a work of art; his present works which feature the "swell." For the majority of the second half of the interview Ms. Roberts asks Mr. Agostini to express his opinions on the work of: Kline; DeKooning; Duchamp; Oldenberg; La Tour; DeChirico; Maillol; Pompon; Rothko; Chardin; Cezanne; Giacometti; Reinhardt; Chryssa; Tony Smith; Segal; Lachaise; Zorach; Manship; Flannagan; Kelly; Lassaw; David Smith; Hare; Lipton; Ferber; Lippold; Roszak; Nakian; Noguchi; Hague; Kohn; di Suvero; Chamberlain; Kaprow; Sugarman; Stankiewicz; Bontecou; Scarpitta; Cornell; Keinholz; Rivera; Judd; Robert Morris; O'Keefe; Samaras; Mark Tobey; Marin; Pollock; Hartley; Dove; Macdonald-Wright; Demuth; Sheeler; Hopper; Mirot; Matisse; DuBuffet.

Sound recordings: 3 5 in. sound tape reels.Transcript: 99 p.

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De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997

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Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) was an abstract artist from New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Willem De Kooning and others, 1979 Sept. (Smithsonian Archives of American Art). WorldCat record id: 688855147 Abstract artist; New York. 1904-1997. From the description of Oral history interview with Willem DeKooning and others, 1979 September [sound recording]. (Smithsonian Archives of American Art). WorldCat record id: 123944643 ...

Bontecou, Lee, 1931-....

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Lee Bontecou (1931-) is a sculptor and print maker from New York, N.Y. Bontecou studied at the Art Students League of New York and taught at Brooklyn College. From the description of Oral history interview with Lee Bontecou, 2009 Jan. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 317592536 ...

Sugarman, George, 1912-1999

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Sculptor, painter; New York, N.Y. b. 1912 d. 1999. From the description of Oral history interview with George Sugarman, 1974 June 20-June 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233007056 From the description of George Sugarman interviews, 1974 June 20-June 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220190529 d. August 25, 1999. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 83339287 ...

Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970

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Russian-born American artist, Mark Rothko, is noted as one of the primary artists of Abstract Expressionism and color field painting. From the description of Mark Rothko manuscripts and sketchbook, circa 1935-1943. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81257215 Mark Rothko was an American painter and draughtsman of Russian birth. Born Sept. 25, 1903, Dvinsk, Russia (now Daugavpils, Latvia). Died Feb. 25, 1970, New York. From the description of The artis...

Demuth, Charles, 1883-1935

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Painter; Lancaster, Pennsylvania. From the description of Charles Demuth papers, [ca. 1890-1936]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122370503 ...

Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-1985

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French artist. From the description of Letters, 1955-1956, to Rene Drouin. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122444228 French painter, litographer, sculptor, architect and author. From the description of Correspondence and papers, 1944-1984. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78575673 French painter. From the description of Letters to "Editions Alecto." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122583669 From the description of Letter...

Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954

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Matisse was born in 1869 to generations of weavers in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, a northern French town whose woolen mills constituted the main industry. He was raised in nearby Bohain, famous for its luxury fabrics. This early exposure to textiles would shape his visual language: examples from his own collection of carpets and cloths from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East would deeply inform his sense of color and pattern and appear in his compositions. Taking up painting after first studyin...

Flannagan, John Bernard, 1895?-1942

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Sculptor and engraver (New York, N.Y.). From the description of John Bernard Flannagan papers, 1923-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515006 ...

Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-

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B. 1929, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN Claes Oldenburg was born in 1929, in Stockholm. His father was a diplomat, and the family lived in the United States and Norway before settling in Chicago in 1936. Oldenburg studied literature and art history at Yale University, New Haven, from 1946 to 1950. He subsequently studied art under Paul Wieghardt at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1950 to 1954. During the first two years of art school, he also worked as an apprentice reporter at the City News Bureau of Chi...

Spaventa, George, 1918-

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Sculptor, instructor; New York, N.Y. From the description of George Spaventa papers, 1944-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122404247 ...

Samaras, Lucas, 1936-....

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Lucas Samaras (1936- ) is a sculptor from New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Lucas Samaras, 1968 Jan. 18 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 458411461 Sculptor; New York, N.Y. From the description of Lucas Samaras interview, 1968 Jan. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220189700 ...

Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966

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Italian sculptor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Paris, to John Rewald, 1960 Jan. 26 and 1962 Oct. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870863 Epithet: writer of plays British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x0002e2 ...

Chryssa, 1933-2013

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Sculptor; New York, N.Y. Full name Vardea Chryssa. From the description of Chryssa interview, 1967 June 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220185193 Sculptor; New York, N.Y. Full name Vardea Chryssa. From the description of [Vardea] Chryssa lecture, 1968 Jan. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86118690 Sculptor; New York, N.Y. Full name Vardea Chryssa. From the descrip...