Oral history interview with Norma Minkowitz 1990


Minkowitz, Norma M., 1937- (Interviewee)
Loomis, Ruth (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Norma Minkowitz 1990
SIDE A: Family and early childhood, parents' occupations, siblings, upbringing in the Bronx, NYC, attending High School of Music and Art, early interest in arts, early successes in the arts: Society of Illustrators competition, reflections on being an artist, marriage and children, attending Cooper Union, friends in college, artistic role models, influential teacher: Stefano Crusimano, relationship to artistic mediums and materials, first jobs in the arts, freelance illustration work, career goals, participation in artistic organizations: Artist Craftsmen of New York, Society of Connecticut Craftsmen, reflections on arts shows, work in exhibit in the American Craft Museum, beginning of professional recognition as an artist, work as jury in art shows, work in exhibit in Bellas Artes Gallery: curated by Jacklin Orlarson, reflections on unionization of artists, artistic peers: Ilene Richardson, Barbara Natoly-Wick, influence of mother's death on artwork, reflections on occupation and career. SIDE B: Freelance work, work in America House in NY, one-person show at Silvermine Artists Guild, work with commissions, reflections on career goals, reflections on turning point in career: transparent sculpture work, relationship to money, cost of artistic materials, work in slides and photography, artistic awards and honors: National Endowment for the Arts grant, work as teacher and lecturer, reflections on physical space and location on work, interaction with public, reflections on success as an artist, themes in artistic work, reflections on periods in artistic work, reflections on critical review of work, reflections on career, technical difficulties in working with artistic materials, reflections on being a 'crafts person', effect of marketplace on work, reflections on relationship to artistic materials over time, advice for young artists.
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Research Center for Arts and Culture Oral History Collection
Artisans; Minkowitz, Norma M., 1937-
oral histories
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94 pages; sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit)
Interviewed by Ruth Loomis on March 11, 1990.
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Norma Minkowitz, Gift 1990
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Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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