Ebsworth, Barney A., 2002-05-06
Scope and Contents Note
In 1999, The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum began working together on the Georgia O'Keeffe Oral History Project with the goal of recording and transcribing interviews with Georgia O'Keeffe's surviving relatives, colleagues, friends, and employees.
The co-directors of the project, Agapita Judy Lopez (Director, The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation) and Barbara Buhler Lynes (Curator and Emily Fisher Landau Director of the Research Center, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum) developed a list of individuals to be interviewed by Sarah L. Burt and Jane Cook. The bulk of the interviews were conducted from 2000 to 2003.
The interviews cover a range of topics with special attention to the interviewees' interactions with O'Keeffe and her contributions to the art world and her community.
Most of the interviews were recorded on audiocassettes and were later transcribed by the interviewer. Transcripts and audio recordings have been digitized by the Museum.
- Creation: 2002-05-06
Conditions Governing Access
Some material restricted at the interviewees' or creators' request.
From the Collection: 5.09 Linear Feet (8 hollinger boxes, 1 album box, 2 audiocassette boxes)
Barney A. Ebsworth (b. 1934) is the founder and director of several companies including: Windsor, Inc., formed in 1979 for the purpose of providing financing for venture capital, real estate and other investments; INTRAV, a general agency formed in 1959 for the purpose of selling travel to individuals and businesses; Royal Cruise Line, formed in 1972; and, Clipper Cruise Line, formed in 1981. Ebsworth is well known for his important collection of American modern art. Ebsworth is also a Trustee of the Seattle Art Museum and a member of the Trustees Council and Co-Chairman of the Collectors Committee of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. In 1973, he bought O'Keeffe's Black White and Blue (1930) and in 1974 Music-Pink and Blue No. 1. He first visited O'Keeffe in Abiquiu in 1976, and the two became friends. Ebsworth is interviewed by Sarah Burt.