Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1959 August 7
Bouché, Louis George, 1896-1969
Morse, John D., 1906-
DuMond, Frank Vincent
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 23 pages.
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 53 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Louis Bouché conducted on 1959 August 7, by John D. Morse, for the Archives of American Art.
Bouché speaks of his art education in France; painting trips to Brittany; studying at the Art Students League with Dimitri Romanovsky and Frank Vincent DuMond; the Armory Show, 1913; managing a gallery at Wanamaker's (the Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art) in the 1920s; his technique and materials; teaching; the Penguin Club; his taste in books and music; and abstract expressionism.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1959 August 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/bouche59.htm
Louis Bouché (1896-1969) was a painter and teacher in New York, New York.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001