Oral history interview with Jean Charlot, 1961 August 18
Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979
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Transcript: 21 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 54 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
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.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jean Charlot, 1961 August 18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Jean Charlot (1898-1979) was a painter, illustrator, lithographer, and teacher in Honolulu, Hawaii. Full name Louis Henri Jean Charlot.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001