PRINT January 1971

An Interview with Jack Tworkov

DO YOU THINK THAT YOUR experience or observation of art education as a student at the Art Students League during the ’20s was very much different from (or like) your experience as chairman of the art department at Yale during the ’60s?

Well, I think the whole scene hag changed. No one at that time looked to a university for an art education nor was there any effort to incorporate art into the university system. A student didn’t go to art school to get a degree. There were no grades. There was only the relationship between the student and the teacher and student to student. The student-really went to school to get what he thought he needed, Whereas I think there are an awful lot of people going to school just to get a degree. Art is one of the ways through which you trudge through college. If you’re not sure what you want to be, maybe you take art courses. So there are really an awful lot

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