Oral history interview with Carl Morris, 1983 Mar. 23
Morris, Carl A., 1911-1993
Prince, Sue Ann
Fuller, Richard E. (Richard Eugene)
Still, Clyfford E.
Federal Art Project (Wash.)
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Transcript: 44 p.
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 42 min.
An interview of Carl Morris conducted 1983 Mar. 23, by Sue Ann Kendall, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project, at the artist's studio in Portland, Or.
Morris speaks of his family background; his early interest in art; his education at the Chicago Art Institute; becoming the head of the Spokane Federal Art Project; the changes in art during the 1930s; the Northwest arts community and his relationship to it; mysticism; and collectors, including Dr. Richard E. Fuller. He recalls Clyfford Still.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Carl Morris, 1983 Mar. 23. 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.
Carl Morris (1911-1993) was a painter 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