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Oral history interview with Jean Charlot, 1961 August 18

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Interviewee:
Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979
Interviewer:
Hollis, Alice
Subject:
Hendrickson, Paul
Roberts, James
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Michigan
Physical Description:
Transcript: 21 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 54 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Jean Charlot conducted by Miriam L. Lesley and Alice Hollis on 1961 August 18 for the Archives of American Art.
Charlot speaks of a fresco painting for Our Lady of Sorrows church in Farmington, Michigan; how he decides upon a fresco design and subject; the technical aspects of the work; his feelings about Asian art; church architecture and its relation to art; teaching art history; the influences in his past which directed him into painting. Also present during the interview are Paul Hendrickson and Brother James Roberts.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jean Charlot, 1961 August 18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Jean Charlot (1898-1979) was a painter, illustrator, lithographer, and teacher in Honolulu, Hawaii. Full name Louis Henri Jean Charlot.
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
Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12366
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212299
AAA_collcode_charlo61
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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