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Oral history interview with Barbara Turner Smith, 2009.

Creator: Smith, Barbara Turner, 1931-
Project: Elizabeth Murray Women in the Visual Arts oral history project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 216 p. 1 electronic file : digital file (112 minutes). 1 electronic file : digital file (84 minutes). 1 electronic file : digital file (109 minutes). 1 electronic file : digital file (89 minutes). 1 electronic file : digital file (120 minutes).
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Artist.

Scope and Contents

Born 1931 in Pasadena, California; influence of middle class upbringing during Great Depression; father and grandfather's careers as morticians; undergraduate education at Pomona College; influence of father's death on later artwork; Army life with husband and three children; body imprints using early Xerox machine; employment at Pasadena Museum; discussion of divorce and custody issues; collaboration with Caltech scientists and other technology enthusiasts; graduate education at University of California, Irvine; discussion of art works: Field Piece 1968-1972, Ritual Meal 1969, Celebration of the Holy Squash 1971, Feed Me 1973, Birthdaze 1981, The 21st Century Odyssey 1993; early advocate of performance artists such as Allan Kaprow.

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