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John Mason interviews

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Oral history is the best way to get the true story about an artist, straight from the source. I am very pleased to report that the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, conducted an interview with John Mason. John was recorded in conversation with Paul Smith.  A transcript can be viewed on the Archives of American Art website.

John Mason has also been interviewed by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp for Artscene Visual Radio, and the recording is available for download or podcast at the Artscene website.

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Written by Frank Lloyd

November 28, 2008 at 11:45 pm

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  1. […] of the first exhibitions at the new Ferus Gallery was a group show including the work by John Mason, Jerry Rothman and Paul Soldner, held from July 19th through August 15th, 1957.   John Mason’s […]

  2. […] of the glaze-defined surface form to the shape of the piece.  As I’ve written before, Mason’s own words are readily available. Here is what the artist states in the Oral history interview with John […]


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