Oral history interview with Molly Luce, 1981 Mar. 10-June 18
Luce, Molly, 1896-1986
Brown, Robert F.
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison),
Miller, Kenneth Hayes
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)
Wheaton College (Ill.)
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Transcript: 44 p.
Originally recorded on 2 tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 27 min.
An interview of Molly Luce conducted 1981 Mar.10-1981 June 18, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Luce speaks of her childhood; her early interested in drawing and botany; her two years of study at Wheaton College; her training at Art Students League; her acquaintances from the League including Anne Rector, Katherine Schmidt, Kenneth Hayes Miller; her travels in Europe with her first husband, Alan Burroughs; her residences in Minneapolis, Boston, and finally Little Compton; and observations on a range of her own paintings. She recalls Lloyd Goodrich, Dennis Miller, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Peggy Bacon, Isabel Bishop, Dorothy Varian, Alexander Brook, Edward Forbes, and many others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Molly Luce, 1981 Mar. 10-June 18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Molly Luce (1896-1986) was a painter in Little Compton, R.I.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001