Oral history interview with Margaret Bensco, 1976 September 7
Bensco, Margaret Lawson, 1895-1989
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
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Transcript: 37 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 31 min.
An interview of Margaret Bensco conducted 1976 September 7, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Berkeley, California.
Bensco discusses her father, artist Ernest Lawson. She speaks of Lawson's career and his relationship with other artists, the 1908 exhibition of the "Eight" at the Macbeth Gallery; her early childhood in Connecticut and New York City, her aspirations to become a sculptor, and her father's relationship with the family.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Margaret Bensco, 1976 September 7. 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.
Margaret Lawson Bensco (1895-1989) was the daughter of painter Ernest Lawson.
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