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Oral history interview with Ruth Cobb, 1971 October 26

Interviewee:
Cobb, Ruth, 1914-2008
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward
Levine, Jack
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Transcript: 24 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 3 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Ruth Cobb conducted 1971 October 26, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Cobb speaks of her childhood and the development of her interest in art; her education; going into advertising art; doing free-lance work; her interest in watercolor; her husband, Lawrence Kupferman, and their mural work together; her work in acrylic; her philosophy of art; her influences; and the Boston art scene. She recalls Jack Levine.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ruth Cobb, 1971 October 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3196 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Ruth Cobb (1914-2008) was a painter from Newton Centre, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Painters
Painting, American
Sound recordings
Watercolor painting
Women painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13274
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211994
AAA_collcode_cobb71
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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