Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 27 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Morris Davidson conducted 1971 July 21, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Davidson speaks of his training at several art schools; going to Paris in the early 1920s; the development of art trends in the America since the 1930s; the influence of museums; amateur vs. professional artists, craft vs. painting;Provincetown; teaching assignments and teaching methods; his own school; the publication of "Understanding Modern Art"; art galleries; and the importance of artists' groups.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Morris Davidson, 1971 July 21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Morris Davidson (1898-1979) was a painter from New York, New York.
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001