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Oral history interview with Henry Varnum Poor, 1964

Interviewee:
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-
Subject:
Bruce, Edward
Cézanne, Paul
Sickert, Walter
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Stanford University
Stanford University
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 30 pages
General Note:
Sound has been lost on tape reel; reel discarded.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Henry Varnum Poor conducted in 1964, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art
Poor speaks of his youth in Chapman, Kansas; the artistic influence of his mother; his education at Stanford University; studying under Walter Sickert; going to Paris and to London; the influence of Cézanne; teaching at Stanford; World War I's influence on him; his work in pottery; meeting Edward Bruce; his mural decoration for the Department of Justice; his work on a post office mural; and his feelings about government support for the arts.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Henry Varnum Poor, 1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3612 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Henry Varnum Poor (1887-1970) was a painter, mural painter, and educator in New York, New York.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Educators
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Painters
Sound recordings
World War, 1914-1918
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12762
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213729
AAA_collcode_poor64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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