Oral history interview with Edward Warder Rannells, 1965 June 2
Rannells, Edward Warder, 1892-1972
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-
Long, Frank W.
McVey, Frank LeRond
Art Institute of Chicago
Ohio State University
United States.Work Projects Administration
University of Chicago
University of Kentucky
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Transcript: 19 p.
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 7 min.
An interview of Edward Warder Rannells conducted 1965 June 2, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.
Rannells speaks of his childhood; travels through mid- and far-West; art training at Ohio State in Columbus; Art Institute of Chicago; University of Kentucky at Lexington; Walter Siple, director of Cincinnati Art Museum; WPA and Federal Art Project in Lexington, Ky.; Master's degree in education at University of Chicago; careers of former students; B.A. program at University of Kentucky; his relationship with his father; religion; ballet; development of his art career; his interest in psychology; modern dance; the establishment of a humanities program; and trends in painting. He mentions Anna Louise Rice, Richard O'Hanlon, Frank L. McVey, Frank W. Long, Clifford Amyx, and Carl Lampert.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edward Warder Rannells, 1965 June 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Edward Warder Rannells (1892-1972) was a writer from Lexington, Ky.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001