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Oral history interview with Merlin F. Pollock, 1979 July 30 and 1980 July 30

view Oral history interview with Merlin F. Pollock, 1979 July 30 and 1980 July 30 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Pollock, Merlin F., 1905-1996
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Art Institute of Chicago
Federal Art Project (Ill.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
5 sound files : digital, wav file
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 40 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Merlin F. Pollock conducted 1979 July 30 and 1980 July 30, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Pollock speaks of his training at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Fontainebleau, France; his work as instructor of mural painting at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1935-1943; his paintings of Alaska commissioned by the government in 1937 and his work as supervisor of mural painting for the Illinois WPA, 1940-1943. He also discusses Chicago artists and his own murals for the government.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Merlin F. Pollock, 1979 July 30 and 1980 July 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
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.
Biography Note:
Merlin F. Pollock (1905-1996) was a painter and teacher, Chicago, Ill.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Arts administrators
Interviews
Mural painting and decoration, American
Muralists
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12533
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211981
AAA_collcode_polloc79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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