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Oral history interview with Robert Beverly Hale, 1984 Mar. 7

view Oral history interview with Robert Beverly Hale, 1984 Mar. 7 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Hale, Robert Beverly, 1901-1985
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Barr, Alfred H.
Bridgman, George Brant
Coyle, Terence
Duchamp, Marcel
Geldzahler, Henry
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.
Huxley, Julian
Klonis, Stewart
McNulty, William Charles
Peirce, Waldo
Pollock, Jackson
Priest, Alan Reed
Rockefeller, David
Root, Edward Wales
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph)
Russell, Bertrand
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)
Columbia University
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 23 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 7 min.
Summary:
An interview of Robert Beverly Hale conducted 1984 Mar. 7, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Hale speaks of his childhood years living a bohemian life; personal and family friend Marcel Duchamp; his time as a student at the Columbia School of Architecture; being a biology student at Columbia University; studying painting in Paris at Fontainebleau; assisting Waldo Pierce as a secretary; the gold medal from the American Poetry Society; running the publicity department of the Arts Students League; connection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Art News magazine critic in 1930s; tenure in the American wing of the Met; friend Jackson Pollack and the art scene at East Hampton; discussion of drawing the planes of the human body; and writing a book on figure drawing. Hale also recalls Bertrand Russell, Julian Huxley, Henry Oliver Walker, Phil Wiley, George Bridgman, William McNulty, Stuart Klonis, Sam Lewis, Edward Root, Walter Baker, Joseph Hirshhorn, Alan Priest, Albert Gardner, Henry Geldzahler, James Rorimer; David Rockefeller, Alfred Barr, and Terrance Coyle.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert Beverly Hale, 1984 Mar. 7. 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:
Robert Beverly Hale (1901-1985) was an administrator, instructor, and art historian from New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art teachers
Arts administrators
Drawing
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13205
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212259
AAA_collcode_hale84
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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