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Joseph E. Furey interview, 1989 April

Creator:
Furey, Joseph E., 1906-
Millstein, Barbara Head
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
43 p. transcript.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Interview of Joseph Furey conducted by Barbara Head Millstein. Furey speaks of his family background and education; his work as a laborer on the Golden Gate Bridge and the George Washington Bridge; his wife Lillian Flemming and their children; the evolution of his decorated apartment at 447 16th Street in Brooklyn; his materials and methods; his handmade furniture; and works of art by his nephew Walter Flemming.
Citation:
Joseph E. Furey interview, 1989 April. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Location of Originals:
Original tape retained by the Brooklyn Museum.
Biography Note:
Self-taught artist (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Provenance:
Donated 1989 by Barbara Head Millstein of the Brooklyn Museum.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Folk artists
Interviews
Self-taught artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9837
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212313
AAA_collcode_furejose
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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