Oral history interview with Vivian Browne, 1968 July 1
Browne, Vivian E., 1929-1993
Ghent, Henri, 1926-
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Transcript: 20 pages
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 50 min. Transferred from original acetate tape reels.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Vivian Browne conducted 1968 July 1, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.
Browne speaks of her family background and education; the development of her interest in art; reactions to her work; being a black artist; printmaking; her work as a supervisor to art instructors in public schools; government support for the arts; her future plans.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Vivian Browne, 1968 July 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line.
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.
Vivian E. Brown (1929-1993) was a painter and art administrator in New York, New York.
This interview is 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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001