Oral history interview with Emlen Etting, 1988 Oct. 12
Etting, Emlen, 1905-1993
Harvard University. Germanic Museum
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Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes
Transcript: 32 p.
An interview of Emlen Etting conducted 1988 Oct. 12, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art. Etting discusses his education at Harvard and his years as an art student in Paris, 1928-1931. He reminisces about studying with Andre Lhote and discusses Lhote's methods and the organization of his classes. Etting also discusses his teaching career; the Philadelphia art scene, especially in the 1930s and 1940s; the development of his personal style; and his experimental films.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Emlen Etting, 1988 Oct. 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Emlen Etting (1905-1993) was a filmmaker and printmaker from Philadelphia, Pa.
This interview is part of the Archives' 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