Oral history interview with Joan Mitchell, 1965 May 21
This oral history transcript is the result of a tape-recorded interview with Joan Mitchell on April 16, 1986. The interview took place at the Westbury Hotel in New York, and was conducted by art historian Linda Nochlin for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Hans Hofmann was very supportive—of me. I used to run into him in the park. I’d be dog-walking at nine in the morning, he’d say, 'Mitchell, you should be painting.' Very nice. I don’t think women in any way were a threat to these men, so they could encourage the 'lady painter.'”