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Oral history interview with Edward L. Loper, 1989 May 12

view Oral history interview with Edward L. Loper, 1989 May 12 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Loper, Edward L., 1916-2011
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina
Subject:
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs),
De Mazia, Violette
Pippin, Horace
Barnes Foundation
Carlen Galleries
Index of American Design
United States. Work Projects Administration. Art Program
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 132 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 33 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Edward Loper conducted 1989 May 12, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art. Loper speaks of his early life and education; his work on the WPA's Federal Art Project in Delaware, on the Index of American Design and the easel project; his self-education and stylistic development; meeting Albert Barnes; studying with Violette De Mazia at the Barnes Foundation; meeting Horace Pippin; his exhibition history and his affiliation with various galleries, including the Carlen Galleries; his teaching career; his experiences as an African-American artist; the art scene in Wilmington.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edward L. Loper, 1989 May 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 4778 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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:
Edward L. Loper (1916-2011) was a painter and instructor of Wilmington, Del.
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:
African American artists
Art
Art teachers
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11450
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212164
AAA_collcode_loper89
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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