"And so a split
occurred and then later another organization, the Federation of
Modern Painters and Sculptors, was an offshoot of the Artists
Congress. And those were primarily people that split off from the
Artists Congress proper which was pro-Russian. I know Gottlieb was
one of the people that wouldn't sign. And we thought that was terrible
at the time, you know. And Rothko wouldn't sign either. We were really
dumb, you know. Well, we were involved. We believed in something.
We believed in it so strongly that we couldn't - I don't think they
really saw any more clearly than we did. We just happened to fall
on the other side of the fence."
sculptor and former member, speaking in 1965.
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name to read an interview with a former member of the Federation
Albers, interview 1968, Archives
of American Art
Bacon, interview 1973, Archives
of American Art.
Dickinson interview 1962, Archives of American Art
Gottlieb interview 1967, Archives of American Art
Vytacil interview 1966, Archives of American Art
Interview with current member:
Barnet interview 1993, Archives of American Art