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Oral history interview with Donald Barton, 1989 March 31

view Oral history interview with Donald Barton, 1989 March 31 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Barton, Donald B., 1903-1990
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Allen, Charles Curtis
Hale, Philip Leslie
Hofmann, Hans
Stevens, William Lester
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1 sound cassette
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 16 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Donald Barton conducted 1989 March 31, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Barton speaks of his childhood in Fitchburg, the son of a painter; attending the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School from 1922-1925; his friendships with William Lester Stevens and Charles Allen; studying with Hans Hofmann; going on a painting trip to the West in 1928; and his subsequent career as a commercial photographer. He recalls Philip Leslie Hale.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Donald Barton, 1989 March 31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
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.
Biography Note:
Donald Barton (1903-1990) was a painter and photographer from Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
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, American
Interviews
Painters
Photographers
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12030
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212711
AAA_collcode_barton89
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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