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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.
Joseph E. Furey interview, 1989 April. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Location of Originals:
Original tape retained by the Brooklyn Museum.
Self-taught artist (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Donated 1989 by Barbara Head Millstein of the Brooklyn Museum.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001