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Oral history interview with W. G. Constable, 1972 July -1973 June

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Interviewee:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Degas, Edgar
Fry, Roger Eliot
Renoir, Auguste
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 113 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 45 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of W. G. (William George) Constable conducted 1972 July -1973 June, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Constable discusses his early education, his serving in World War I, and his career as a lecturer, curator, and writer in Britain, Canada, and the United States. He discusses his relationship with collectors, the development of Canadian, British, and American museums, as well as reminiscing about key figures such as art historian Roger Fry and painters Renoir and Degas.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with W. G. Constable, 1972 July -1973 June. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
W. G. Constable (1887-1976) was an art historian and curator from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art historians
Art museums
Art, American
Interviews
Museum curators
Sound recordings
World War, 1914-1918
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12210
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212599
AAA_collcode_consta72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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