Oral history interview with LaVerne Krause, 1983 Apr. 17-Aug. 18
Krause, LaVerne, 1924-1987
Kolisch, Marian W.
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Transcript: 81 p.
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 12 min.
An interview of LaVerne Krause conducted 1983 Apr. 17-Aug. 18, by Marian W. Kolisch, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project, at the artist's studio, in Portland, Or. Krause speaks of her youth and family background; her education at the University of Oregon; the difficulties in being a parent while trying to pursue an art career; developing her own style and avoiding trends; her economic and personal difficulties; her travels to the Southwest, Europe, and Norway; her involvement in civic and art activities; and the public's changing tastes in art. She recalls Louis Bunce.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with LaVerne Krause, 1983 Apr. 17-Aug. 18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
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.
LaVerne Krause (1924-1987) was a painter, printmaker, and educator from Portland, Or.
This interview is part of the Archives' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001