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Oral history interview with Raymond Steth, 1990 April 28

view Oral history interview with Raymond Steth, 1990 April 28 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Steth, Raymond, 1917-1997
Interviewer:
Kline, Marge
Subject:
Thrash, Dox
Federal Art Project (Pa.)
Philographic School of Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 123 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassette. Reformated in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 17 min.
Access Note / Rights:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Summary:
An interview of Raymond Steth conducted 1990 April 28, by Marge Kline, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Steth discusses his early life and education in the South and in Philadelphia; his experiences in the Graphic Arts Division of the Federal Art Project (FAP); his fellow printmaker Dox Thrash and the development of the carborundum print; working in shipyards during World War II; opening up the Philographic Workshop in 1948; the instructors there; its eventual closing in 1953; and his career outside of the arts.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Raymond Steth, 1990 April 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 4780 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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:
Raymond Steth (1917-1997) was a printmaker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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:
African American artists
Art, American
Interviews
Printmakers
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11475
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213643
AAA_collcode_steth90
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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