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Oral history interview with Russell Cowles, 1969 April 16

Interviewee:
Cowles, Russell, 1887-1979
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Subject:
Cox, Kenyon
Cumming, Charles Atherton
Dasburg, Andrew Michael
Faulkner, Barry
Hatfield, Dalzell
Volk, Douglas
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 32 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 41 min.
Summary:
An interview of Russell Cowles conducted 1969 April 16, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Cowles speaks of growing up in Iowa; Iowa landscapes; his education; working in Charles Cumming's studio; his studies at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design; working as an assistant to Barry Faulkner; his Prix De Rome fellowship, 1915-1920; his travels to China, Japan, Java and elsewhere; the Santa Fe art colony in the 1930s; dealers; his photographs; representational painting; his reaction to the Armory Show of 1913; his reading tastes; painting from memory. He recalls Kenyon Cox, Andrew Michael Dasburg, Dalzell Hatfield, and Douglas Volk.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Russell Cowles, 1969 April 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Russell Cowles (1887-1979) was a painter, New York, New York.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13174
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212041
AAA_collcode_cowles69
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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