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Interview 014-001109 --Marian College, Fond du lac, Wisconsin Student questions Jim Pollock about his water color painting BRIDGES AT SUNSET as part of a Art Fundamentals Class project.

Interview 012-980414 --California State Northridge Student questions Jim Pollock about his views on art and creativity. Do you perceive yourself as creative, are your creative endeavors influenced by others, how do you evaluate your own work, did childhood have effect on creativity, what are earliest memories, what role does culture play on creative efforts, what motivates creative ideas, can monetary rewards be compatible with creativity, is creativity genetic or learned, and other questions about art.

015 Opening Statement and overview of U.S. Army Combat Art Program given at the U. S. Library of Congress by JIm Pollock July 15, 2003. This statement gives a short history of the U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Art Program. A selected bibliography related to Vietnam combat art is at the end of the page
--On October 28, 2000 the Indianapolis Art Center hosted a panel discussion made up veterans and former U.S. Army Combat Artists, information about this panel discussion and a list of artists who participated is included on this page.

Interview 001-980313 --Graduate Student from University of Miami questions Jim Pollock about his experience as a U. S. Army Combat Artist during the Vietnam War. Harvey Dunn influence, the selection process, why risk going to Vietnam, why army used art as opposed to photography, was art army propaganda and other questions.

Interview 002-980423 --Another Graduate Student from University of Miami questions Jim Pollock about his experience as a U. S. Army Combat Artist during the Vietnam War, motivation to go to Vietnam, specific moment, wife's perspective, and other questions.

Interview 003-980615 --Mount Olive HS, Mount Olive, Illinois questions Jim Pollock about his experience as a soldier artist, location of Army Art Collection, civilian artists in Vietnam, affect of experience on art style and other questions.

Interview 004-990511 --Baltimore/Washington Area Commuinity College questions Jim Pollock about his experience as a soldier artist for a paper for History II class. What is life like today, did experience strengthen or weaken artistic abilities and other questions.

Interview 005-990414 --University of Wales, Swansea student questions Jim Pollock about his experience as a soldier artist for a paper on American Political Art. Are paintings social realistic or romantic, did art illustrate hidden side of war, did the experience linger in current art and other questions.

Interview 006-990407 --University of Hartford senior studying illiustration questions Jim Pollock about his experience as a soldier artist for a research paper. Did army censor any of the work, were there forbidden subjects, in selection process did army pick appropriate styles.

Interview 007-980528 --Italian student, intermediate school questions Jim Pollock about his experience as an artist in Vietnam. When, where, why, current military events, impression experience made.

Interview 008-980528 --CRAFTS REPORT author questions Jim Pollock about his experience as an artist in Vietnam. What was the Combat Art Program, thoughts when volunteering for program, impact on career.

Interview 009-960701 --On May 30, 1996, WAAY TV of Huntsville, Alabama named Pollock's Vietnam Combat Art web site their site of the day. SDSU Relations interview Jim Pollock about his Vietnam Combat Art web site. Why put up web site, when was it put up, what is on web site, anything unusual about this venture, was developing web site difficult, how many visitors, did getting WAAY TV site of day help visitations, how did you find out about cambat art program, did application process take long.

Interview 010-961112 --Student from Illinois Wesleyan University questions Jim Pollock about his experience as an artist in Vietnam. What kind of art supplies, could you keep any of your art, why no portraits, any civilians.
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Interview 011-971030 --Freshman, DePaul University in Chicago assigned to interview someone who lived through a famous event in history. What was the emotion felt during the experience, did Vietnam War completely reshape America, What scenes impacted you most.

More interviews to be posted later.

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