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Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1963 March 13

view Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1963 March 13 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Bouché, Louis George, 1896-1969
Interviewer:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995
Subject:
Arensberg, Walter
Duchamp, Marcel
Freytag-Loringhoven, Elsa von
Gaylor, Wood
Gleizes, Albert
Kuhn, Walt
Pascin, Jules
Quinn, John
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 53 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.
Summary:
An interview of Louis Bouché conducted on 1963 March 13, by William E. Woolfenden, for the Archives of American Art.
Bouché speaks of the Penguin Club, including Walt Kuhn's leadership, artists' balls, banquets and sketch classes; European artists at the Penguin Club including Jules Pascin, Albert Gleizes, and others; his association with the Daniel Gallery; his "lace curtain period"; his art education; teaching; working at Wanamaker's and the Folsom Gallery; Walter Arensberg's parties; and his father, Henri's career as a designer. Bouché recalls Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Wood Gaylor, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, John Quinn, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1963 March 13. 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:
Louis Bouché (1896-1969) was a painter and teacher from 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)13344
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212072
AAA_collcode_bouch63
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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