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Oral history interview with James Penney, 1981 August 21-December 6

view Oral history interview with James Penney, 1981 August 21-December 6 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Penney, James, 1910-1982
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Benton, Thomas Hart
Grosz, George
Soyer, Moses
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2 sound tape reels (3 hr., 9 min.)
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 9 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of James Penney conducted 1981 August 21-December 6, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Penney speaks of his education at the University of Kansas and at the Art Students League; studying painting with George Grosz and Thomas Hart Benton; his work with Moses Soyer on WPA murals in New York City; working as Vice-President of the Art Students League in the 1940s; and as a painting instructor at Hamilton College, 1948-1976.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with James Penney, 1981 August 21-December 6. 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:
James Penney (1910-1982) was a painter and educator.
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:
Educators
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12270
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212110
AAA_collcode_penney81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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