Online Collection

Bernadine Stetzel Oral History

Object Number: 2011.001.0058
Category: Oral Histories
Oral history interview subject: Bernadine Stetzel
Oral history interviewer: Stephen Fagin
Oral history interviewer: Megan Bryant
Type of Object: Oral history
Dimensions: 87 Minutes
Medium: DVD-R
Videotaped oral history interview with Bernadine Stetzel. An American painter, quilt maker and woodcarver, Stetzel specializes in naive or primitive art. Beginning in 1968, she responded to the Kennedy assassination by creating a series of seventy-one paintings that depict the life and death of President Kennedy.

Interview conducted at Ms. Stetzel's home on July 7, 2011 by Associate Curator Stephen Fagin with Director of Collections and Intellectual Property Megan Bryant. The interview is one hour and twenty-seven minutes long.

The video attached to this record is an excerpt. The entire interview is available in our Reading Room to on-site researchers or by submitting a Rights & Reproductions Request Form.
Curator's Notes

A selection of Stetzel's Kennedy paintings went on display at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza as a "Collections Spotlight" in March 2012. - Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator

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