Oral history interview with Sarkis Sarkisian, 1973 February 23-March 23
Barrie, Dennis, 1947-
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Transcript 41 pages.
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 25 min.
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An interview of Sarkis Sarkisian conducted 1973 February 23-March 23, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. Sarkisian speaks of his background and early life in Turkey, Armenia, and Greece; his early interest in art; coming to Detroit; teaching and establishing his art career there.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Sarkis Sarkisian, 1973 February 23-March 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Sarkis Sarkisian (1909-1977) was a painter from Detroit, Mich.
These interviews are 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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001