Oral history interview with William Halsey and Corrie McCallum, 1986 Oct. 27
Halsey, William, 1915-1999
Kirwin, Liza, 1957-
Hirsch, Willard Newman
Federal Art Project (S.C.)
Gibbes Art Gallery
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences
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Sound recordings: 2 sound cassettes.
Transcript: 26 p.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of William Halsey and Corrie McCallum conducted 1986 Oct. 27, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Halsey and McCallum speak of their education at the University of South Carolina in the 1930s, McCallum's early interest in medical illustration, and her responsibilities as the director of the Federal Art Project in Columbia, S.C. They discuss Halsey's studies at the Boston School with Alexandre Iacovleff and Karl Zerbe; his Paige traveling fellowship (1939-1941) and studies in Mexico; their return to Charleston; teaching at Gibbes Art Gallery, Telfair Academy, and the College of Charleston; founding the Charleston School of Art with sculptor Willard Hirsch; McCallum's printmaking and travels; and their recent exhibitions and publications.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William Halsey and Corrie McCallum, 1986 Oct. 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
William Halsey (1915-1999) and Corrie McCallum are painters and art educators from Charleston, S.C.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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